Housing policy transformed

The right to buy and the desire to own

Peter King

Housing policy transformed

Peter King

Distributed for Bristol University Press

136 pages
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781847422132 Published January 2010 For sale in North and South America only
The Right to Buy is the most controversial housing policy of the last 30 years, but it is also the most successful. Unlike the many studies that have focused on the costs of the policy and sought to show its negative impact, this book seeks to understand the Right to Buy on its own terms. It explains how the policy links with a coherent ideology based on self-interest and the care of things close to us - instead of a policy that sought to do things for people, the Right to Buy allowed people to do things for themselves.


Owning things

What Mrs Thatcher did

What happened next

What is wrong with it?

What does it tell us?


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