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    Introduction: neoliberal housing policy - time for a critical re-appraisal

    Hodkinson, S. and Watt, Paul and Mooney, G. (2013) Introduction: neoliberal housing policy - time for a critical re-appraisal. Critical Social Policy 33 (1), pp. 3-16. ISSN 0261-0183.

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    This paper introduces the themed section of Critical Social Policy on social housing, privatization and neoliberalism. In tracing the key elements in the development of privatization and residualization since 1979, it argues that these can only be fully understood as part of a wider neoliberalizing agenda, an agenda that is driven by a particular class project. The paper also seeks to re-assert the importance of a critical approach to successive decades of social housing policies in the devolved UK, arguing that the classed basis of housing privatization policies has been largely overlooked by academics in favour of an evolutionary and ‘modernizing’ framework which isolates developments in social housing provision from other wider shifts in social welfare and in labour markets. Understanding such processes, it is claimed, is a necessary step in the development of a more socially just and sustainable form of housing provision.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): class, housing, neoliberalism, privatization, stock transfer
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centres and Institutes: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 14:00
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 09:38


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