The Housing Debate

Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Stuart Lowe

The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781847422736 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
The emergence of Britain as a fully-fledged home-owning society at the end of the last century has major implications for how houses are used not just as a home but as an asset. The key debate in this important and timely book is whether social policy and people’s homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. It will be essential reading for all students and practitioners of housing and those concerned with how social and public policy is being shaped in the twenty-first century.

The foundations

The idea of housing policy: the crisis of the late-Victorian housing market

The birth of the home-owning society: the interwar years (1918-39)

Home-ownership comes of age (the post-war decades (1945-79)

The post-industrial economy and housing

Housing and welfare states

The globalisation of the mortgage market

Towards asset-based welfare states


Review Quotes
Urban Studies
“The book serves as an excellent core text and concise overview, offering an entry point for those new to housing studies literature.” 
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