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From Public Housing Soc Market - J. Kemeny

From Public Housing Soc Market

By: J. Kemeny

Hardcover Published: 10th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415083652
Number Of Pages: 216

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In this volume, Jim Kemeny develops a new approach to the comparative study of rental markets.
The framework used takes the concept of the process of maturation of non-profit rental housing as its starting point. It shows how two broad policy strategies have been developed to channel maturation in different ways.
These are the 'dualist' system of state control of non-profit renting, which residualises it and protects profit renting from competition. This strategy is used in English-speaking countries, and Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand are presented as case studies.
The other strategy is to develop a 'unitary rental market' by integrating non-profit renting with profit renting to create a single rental market. This strategy derives from the German concept of the social market, and Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland are presented as case studies.
Jim Kemeny shows how each system derives from differences in the representation of vested interests, is informed by different assumptions governing how markets operate, and gives rise to different sets of policy problems.
Offering a radical critique of the orthodox view, it is argued that the time is now right for English-speaking nations to abandon state control over cost renting and allow it to compete directly with profit renting, as in the 'unitary market' model. International in scope, this dynamic, innovative volume will be of great interest to researchers in housing, sociology and related fields.

List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 3
Profit markets and social marketsp. 6
The Romeo error in comparative rentingp. 21
Policy constructivism and the concept of maturationp. 37
Reconceptualising rental systemsp. 49
Power, ideology and rental market policy structuringp. 61
Case studies in the maturation processp. 77
Command policiesp. 99
Market policiesp. 114
Unitary rental markets: towards a systematisationp. 131
From command economy to the social marketp. 151
Wider issues: housing and the welfare statep. 168
Summary and conclusionsp. 176
Glossary of conceptsp. 181
Notesp. 183
Referencesp. 186
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780415083652
ISBN-10: 0415083656
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 10th November 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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