Political Barriers to Housebuilding In Britain: A Critical Case Study of Protectionism and its Industrial Commercial Effects

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Industrial Systems Research, 2002 - House construction - 108 pages
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Over the years, political barriers have severely hampered housebuilding in Britain. Governments have blocked urban expansion, stymied new low cost housing production methods and materials, and restricted the supply of new housing to the market in other ways. They have thereby artificially raised prices and excluded many lower income households from owner occupation. This study analyses political barriers to housebuilding as a special form of political economic protectionism the equivalent of quotas and tariffs on international goods imports. The book will be of interest to anyone concerned about shortages in the supply and the high costs of good new homes not just in Britain but in other industrial countries also.

Contents:

1. Political Barriers to Housebuilding In Britain: a Critical Overview

2. Greenbelt Barriers to Urban Expansion

3. Housing Output Planning and Quota Fixing

4. Housing Development Taxes and Quasi-Taxes

5. New Housing Class Discrimination

6. Controls on Technological Development and Product Innovation

7. The Effects on the Land Market and New Housing Location

8. The Effects on Housebuilders and Housing Production

9. The Effects on Household Consumer Choice, House Prices, and Housing Quality

10. The Removal of Political Barriers to Housebuilding
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
GREENBELT BARRIERS TO URBAN EXPANSION
18
CHAPTER
37
CHAPTER
53
THE EFFECTS ON HOUSEBUILDERS HOUSING PRODUCTION
76
CHAPTER
96
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