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Housing, Race and Law : The British Experience - Martin MacEwen

Housing, Race and Law

The British Experience

Hardcover Published: 6th December 1990
ISBN: 9780415000635
Number Of Pages: 504

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Equality of opportunity in housing is a key issue in social justice in Britain today. To the extent that it patterns an individual's educational, social and economic development, housing constitutes a crucial battleground in the fight against racial discrimination.

Housing, Race and Law is the first publication to examine the law in relation to issues of housing and race in both the private and public sector. It places these issues in the broader context of the development of anti-discrimination legislation, outlines the current legislation and examines its impact in relation to owner occupation, public housing, housing association tenancies and private lets. Throughout, the book emphasizes the practical impact of the various legislative provisions, and discusses the responses of the principle institutions from government departments and relevant professions to the Commission for Racial Equality and the Community Relations Councils (or Racial Equality Councils). It argues a case for a new approach to appraisal, review and enforcement.

By collating material from a wide variety of sources, the author provides an original assessment of the Race Relations Act of 1976 and its impact on housing which, in its provision of cogent material and arguments for reforms, is designed to be of value to practitioners, academics and those concerned with racial discrimination.

List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
The Framework
Theoretical Perspectives
Race and Racism
Ethnicity and Integration
Inequality in Housing
Causes of Inequality
Gender and Race
Ideology and Law
Ideology and Language
Institutional Racism
A Structural Approach
Facts and Figures
Pattern of Settlement
Reason of Immigration
Areas of Relative Concentration
Demographic Characteristics
Movement, Tenure and Quality
Conclusion
Discrimination and the Law
Issues and Approaches
Reasons for Immigration
Why Legislation
Disadvantages and Discrimination in Housing
Housing Policy and Law
Acts I and II - The Race Relations Act 1965 and 1968
Race Relations Act 1965: An Outline
Race Relations Act 1965: Proposals for Change
Race Relations Act 1968: An Outline
Race Relations Act 1968: An Assessment
Race Relations Act 1968: Proposals for Change
Act III - The Race Relations Act 1976
Introduction
The Act in Summary
Promises and Misgivings
The Law in Practice
Urban Planning
Planning and the Housing Market
Supply of Land for Housing
The Development Plan and Race
Development Control and Race
Relevant Planning Considerations
Planning, Race and the Doctor's Prescription
The Urban Programme
Planning Law and Distributive Justice
Disrepair and Improvement
Conclusion
Homelessness
Introduction
Defining Homlessness
The Homelessness Crisis and Statutory Discretion
Accommodation
Priority Need
Intentionality
Child Care
Dependancy on Public Funds and Family Unity
The Immigration Act 1988
Refugees
L.A. Allocation Policies
The Judicial Approach
Investigations by the CRC
Conclusion
Public Housing: Admission and Allocation
Introduction
General Legal Framework
Race Legislation and Allocations
Allocation Policy: The L.A. Experience
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780415000635
ISBN-10: 0415000637
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 6th December 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1