Rethinking professional practice: the logic of competition and the crisis of identity in housing practice

MANZI, Tony and RICHARDSON, J. (2016). Rethinking professional practice: the logic of competition and the crisis of identity in housing practice. Housing Studies, 32 (2), 209-224.

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    Abstract

    The relationship between professionalism, education and housing practice has become increasingly strained following the introduction of austerity measures and welfare reforms across a range of countries. Focusing on the development of UK housing practice, this article considers how notions of professionalism are being reshaped within the context of welfare retrenchment and how emerging tensions have both affected the identity of housing professionals and impacted on the delivery of training and education programmes. The article analyses the changing knowledge and skills valued in contemporary housing practice and considers how the sector has responded to the challenges of austerity. The central argument is that a dominant logic of competition has culminated in a crisis of identity for the sector. Although the focus of the article is on UK housing practice, the processes identified have a wider relevance for the analysis of housing and welfare delivery in developed economies.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 13 February 2020
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban & Regional Planning; 1205 Urban and Regional Planning; 1402 Applied Economics; 1604 Human Geography
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1194377
    Page Range: 209-224
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 14:18
    Last Modified: 13 May 2020 14:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25831

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