Comparative Housing Policy: Government and Housing in Advanced Industrialized Countries

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 1997 - Political Science - 228 pages
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This text introduces the reader to the comparative study of housing policy. It looks first at the benefits, limitations and difficulties of the comparative method, as well as the reasons behind governmental involvement in housing and particular policy choices. It then identifies and discusses key themes of value to the analysis of a range of countries in the advanced capitalist world, offering an understanding of national differences and similarities and drawing on examples from, for instance, Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan.

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Professor of Housing Studies and Head of the Social Policy and Social Work Department at the University of Birmingham.

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