Comparative Housing Policy: Government and Housing in Advanced Industrialized Countries

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Sep 1, 1997 - Electronic books - 240 pages
This text introduces the reader to the comparative study of housing policy. It looks first at the benefits, limitations and difficulties of the comparative method, as well as the reasons behind governmental involvement in housing and particular policy choices. It then identifies and discusses key themes of value to the analysis of a range of countries in the advanced capitalist world, offering an understanding of national differences and similarities and drawing on examples from, for instance, Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Origins and Variations
7
Undertaking Comparative Housing Policy Studies
22
Policy Options and Frameworks
39
Policy for What Ends?
58
Exploring Whole Housing Systems
80
Housing Development and Construction
104
Housing Finance
120
Housing Subsidies
133
Home Ownership
151
Social Housing
170
Private Renting
189
Which Policies Work Best?
203
References
215
Index
225
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