After Council Housing: Britain's New Social Landlords

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2010 - Political Science - 346 pages
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Few policies have had a more profound impact on the modern British housing system than the wholesale transfer of public housing to new social landlords. In the past two decades over a million homes have passed from council ownership to housing associations, and the management of another million has been outsourced by local authorities. After Council Housing provides a compelling account of its causes, methods and consequences. Rejecting the claim that the process of stock transfer is a simple case of damaging privatization, the authors argue instead that Britain’s new social landlords have contributed to a more business-like, consumer-focused and tenant-influenced social housing sector.

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Modernizing Social Housing
Tracking Stock Transfers
Stock Transfer Motivations and Processes

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HAL PAWSON is Professorial Fellow at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.  
DAVID MULLINS is Professor of Housing Policy at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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