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Government and Housing
Developments in Seven Countries

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Volume: 36

July 1990 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The governmental role in housing provision varies significantly from one country to another, from one system to another, and has been in a process of change due to economic, political, and institutional determinants. The resulting actions, in particular, privatization and decentralization, have typically revolved around new roles of national government. Government and Housing addresses issues of housing policy for welfare states (Britain, Sweden, Israel) and capitalist countries more strongly oriented to private profit making (USA, Australia), as well as socialist nations (Hungary, Yugoslavia). This volume originated from the conference on Housing, Policy, and Urban Innovation (Amsterdam, 1988) under the auspices of the Ad Hoc Committee on Housing and the Built Environment of the International Sociological Association. International in scope with expert policy analysis, the contributors address such issues as: o decentralization and privatization of housing o deregulation of rental and public housing o developments in housing finance o current innovations in housing rehabilitation and redevelopment This important volume provides provocative insights and future research objectives for students and professionals in urban studies, development studies, policy studies, organizational studies, political science, and public administration. "A valuable resource for urban scholars....It will enlighten current work and spark further interest in housing policy. A good overview of the major issues....The editors have provided a useful collection of empirical studies and historical reviews." --Contemporary Sociology "van Vliet usefully provides a context of trends, and anaylses of those trends, as they have impacted on many industrialized countries." --Local Government Studies "Overall, this book provides interesting insight, especially into the issue of privatization. International comparative research can easily degenerate into superficiality, as the editors recognize: that this volume works well, for the most part, is a reflection of their efforts to provide coherence to what could otherwise have been a more obviously recycled set of conference papers. Sensibly priced. . .should be on the shelf of the specialist's personal library, and a supporting text for relevant courses." --Urban Geography

Willem van Vliet
The Decentralization and Privatization of Housing
 
PART ONE: THE DECENTRALIZATION OF HOUSING
Carolyn Teich Adams
Introduction
Marshall M A Feldman and Richard L Florida
Economic Restructuring and the Changing Role of the State in US Housing
Chris Paris
Local Government, the State and Housing Provision
Lessons from Australia  
Lars Nord
National Housing Policy and Local Politics in Sweden
 
PART TWO: RENTAL HOUSING
Chester Hartman
Introduction
Mark Kleinman
The Future Provision of Social Housing in Britain
Richard P Appelbaum and Peter Dreier
Recent Developments in Rental Housing in the United States
 
PART THREE: PUBLIC HOUSING
Rachel G Bratt
Introduction
Hilary Silver
Privatization, Self-Help, and Public Housing Home Ownership in the United States
Elia Werczberger
The Privatization of Public Housing in Israel
 
PART FOUR: HOUSING FINANCE
Michael A Stegman
Introduction
Elizabeth A Roistacher
Housing Finance and Housing Policy in the United States; Legacies of the Reagan Era
Robert A Carter
Mortgage-Backed Securities, Inflation-Adjusted Mortgages and Real Rate Funding
Recent Initiatives in Housing Finance in Australia  
Anthony D H Crook
Deregulation of Private Rented Housing in Britain
Investors' Responses to Government Housing Policy  
 
PART FIVE: HOUSING REHABILITATION AND URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
John S Adams
Introduction
W Dennis Keating, Keith P Rasey and Norman Krumholz
Community Development Corporations in the United States
Their Role in Housing and Urban Redevelopment  
David Chambers and Fred G Gray
Housing Rehabilitation in Contemporary Britain
The Evolving Role of the State  
 
PART SIX: DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIALIST ECONOMIES
Ivan Szelenyi
Introduction
József Hegedüs and Ivan Tosics
Moving Away From the Socialist Housing Model; The Changing Role of Filtering in Hungarian Housing
Srna Mandic
Housing Provision in Yugoslavia
Changing Roles of the State, Market and Informal Sectors  
 
CONCLUSION
Jan van Weesep
Directions in Housing Research

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