‘The party’s over’: critical junctures, crises and the politics of housing policy

JACOBS, K. and MANZI, Tony (2016). ‘The party’s over’: critical junctures, crises and the politics of housing policy. Housing Studies, 32 (1), 17-34.

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The key argument set out in this article is that historical and comparative forms of investigation are necessary if we are to better understand the ambitions and scope of contemporary housing interventions. To demonstrate the veracity of our claim, we have set out an analysis of the UK housing polices enacted in the mid-1970s as a basis for comparison with those pursued 40 years later. The article begins with a critical summary of some of the methodological approaches adopted by researchers used to interpret housing policy. In the main section, we present our critical analysis of housing policy reforms (implemented by the Labour government between 1974 and 1979) noting both their achievements and limitations. In the concluding section, we use our interpretation of this period as a basis to judge contemporary housing policy and reflect on the methodological issues that arise from our analysis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :13 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/10.1080/02673037.2016.1171829
Page Range: 17-34
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 14:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 01:47
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25830

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