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Understanding housing policy third edition

Understanding housing policy  third edition Author Lund, Brian
ISBN-10 9781447330455
Release 2017-04-26
Pages 368
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The 3rd edition of this bestselling textbook has been completely revised to address the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in the years since the previous edition was published. The issues explored include the austerity agenda, the impact of the Coalition government’s housing policies, the 2015 Conservative government’s policy direction, the evolving devolution agenda and the recent focus on housing supply. The concluding chapter examines new policy ideas in the context of theoretical approaches to understanding housing policy: laissez-faire economics; social reformism; Marxist political economy; behavioural perspectives and social constructionism. Throughout the textbook, substantive themes are illustrated by boxed examples and case studies. The author focuses on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, ensuring that the book will be a vital resource for undergraduate and postgraduate level students of housing and planning and related social policy modules.



Housing Policy in the United States

Housing Policy in the United States Author Alex F. Schwartz
ISBN-10 9781135045227
Release 2014-08-07
Pages 484
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The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but expands to include new information on how the crisis has affected the nation’s housing challenges, and the extent to which the federal government has addressed them. Schwartz also includes the politics of austerity that has permeated almost all aspects of federal policymaking since the Congressional elections of 2010, new initiatives to rehabilitate public housing, and a new chapter on the foreclosure crisis. The latest available data on housing conditions, housing discrimination, housing finance, and programmatic expenditures is included, along with all new developments in federal housing policy. This book is the perfect foundational text for urban studies, urban planning, social policy, and housing policy courses.



Understanding Housing Defects

Understanding Housing Defects Author Duncan Marshall
ISBN-10 9781136153495
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 350
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This third edition of Understanding Housing Defects provides a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the causes, investigation and diagnosis of defects in housing. Each of the eighteen chapters covers a specific building element and includes a brief introduction setting out construction principles and the evolution of current practice. Each chapter then goes on to look at the identification, cause and diagnosis of common (and sometimes not so common) defects. The text has been revised and extended with new sections on boundary walls, chimneys and basements. The Services chapter has been replaced with three new, more substantial chapters on heating and plumbing, electrical installations and drainage.



Housing politics in the United Kingdom

Housing politics in the United Kingdom Author Lund, Brian
ISBN-10 9781447327110
Release 2016-10-12
Pages 368
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With rapid population growth, a long-term dearth in new housing construction, the emergence of ‘generation rent’ and rising homelessness, the issue of housing in the UK is considered complex, open-ended and intractable. Using insights from public choice theory, the new institutionalism and social constructionism Housing Politics in the United Kingdom locates the contemporary ‘housing question’ in historically entrenched power relationships involving markets, planning, and territorial electoral politics. Written to complement the 3rd edition of the author’s bestselling Understanding housing policy (forthcoming, 2017), this book will be essential reading for students of Housing, Social Policy, Social History, Urban Studies, Planning and Political Science.



Housing Policy in the UK

Housing Policy in the UK Author David Millins
ISBN-10 9780230802681
Release 2006-03-17
Pages 336
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A textbook on UK housing policy covering the issues, policies and management across housing tenures set in a historical and comparative context. This book focuses on: institutional and governance arrangements, economic and demographic change, loss of identity of housing policy, issues of inequality and standards, and the interests involved.



Understanding the Cost of Welfare third Edition

Understanding the Cost of Welfare  third Edition Author Howard Glennerster
ISBN-10 9781447334033
Release 2017-05-24
Pages 272
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A substantial, authoritative, third edition of this important textbook about the impact of economic priorities and pressures on social policies at a time when neo-liberal arguments for reducing the burden of welfare are more dominant than ever before.



Understanding China

Understanding China Author John Bryan Starr
ISBN-10 0809094894
Release 2001-03-14
Pages 356
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Introduces readers to China's history and political and economic climate, incorporating new information on such situations as the impact of Den Xiaoping's death on the government, China's influence on our election campaigns, and its eagerness to acquire American technology. Original.



Housing and Social Policy

Housing and Social Policy Author Peter Somerville
ISBN-10 9781134455249
Release 2005-09-19
Pages 272
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This topical book transforms the analysis of housing problems into a lively, interesting and contentious subject of social scientific study, addressing themes of residential experience, inclusion/empowerment, sustainability and professionalism/managerialism, which lie at the heart of the housing and social policy debate. Each chapter considers a specific social category - such as class, gender, or disability - and evaluates the experience and understanding of housing and social policy under this category. With innovative approaches to conceptualising housing and a clear, defined structure, Housing and Social Policy encourages students and practitioners in both arenas to think reflexively about housing as a central instrument of social policy and social experience.



Irrational Exuberance

Irrational Exuberance Author Robert J. Shiller
ISBN-10 9781400865536
Release 2015-01-25
Pages 392
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In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize–winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008–9 financial crisis. With high stock and bond prices and the rising cost of housing, the post-subprime boom may well turn out to be another illustration of Shiller's influential argument that psychologically driven volatility is an inherent characteristic of all asset markets. In other words, Irrational Exuberance is as relevant as ever. Previous editions covered the stock and housing markets—and famously predicted their crashes. This edition expands its coverage to include the bond market, so that the book now addresses all of the major investment markets. It also includes updated data throughout, as well as Shiller's 2013 Nobel Prize lecture, which places the book in broader context. In addition to diagnosing the causes of asset bubbles, Irrational Exuberance recommends urgent policy changes to lessen their likelihood and severity—and suggests ways that individuals can decrease their risk before the next bubble bursts. No one whose future depends on a retirement account, a house, or other investments can afford not to read this book.



State Tax Policy

State Tax Policy Author David Brunori
ISBN-10 9781442272880
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 188
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State tax systems are in trouble. Revenue collecting methods developed more than a half century ago are straining to deal with 21st century economies. Globalization and e-commerce are changing the way people work and purchase goods; devolution has steadily shifted responsibility from the federal government to the states; tax incentives have become the weapon of choice in the battle to attract business investment. All of this, in an environment where anti-tax messages have become a staple of political campaigns, have made creating tax policy more challenging than ever before. In the updated fourth edition of State Tax Policy, David Brunori analyzes these and other critical challenges facing state governments. He identifies the important issues, and examines possible solutions in formulating and implementing state tax policy. State Tax Policy is the only book that provides students and professionals with a concise, approachable, and up-to-date introduction to the intricacies of state tax policy.



Understanding Health and Social Care

Understanding Health and Social Care Author Jon Glasby
ISBN-10 9781847426239
Release 2012
Pages 224
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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both health and social care, for social policy students, for students on professional training courses and for existing practitioners.



The New Politics of Old Age Policy

The New Politics of Old Age Policy Author Robert B. Hudson
ISBN-10 9780801894923
Release 2010-05-28
Pages 376
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As the aging population of the United States continues to increase, age-related policies have come under intense scrutiny and have sparked heated debates. This revised and updated edition of The New Politics of Old Age Policy explains the politics behind the country’s age-based programs, describes how those programs work, and assesses how well—or poorly—they meet the growing and changing needs of older Americans. The chapters address theoretical approaches to age-based policy; population dynamics and the impact of growing diversity within the older population; and national, state, and local political issues associated with major age-based programs. The contributors are leading experts whose essays range across disciplines, including political science, sociology, law, social work, social welfare, and gerontology. More than any other source, this book presents the most current information on growing older in the United States, including detailed analyses of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing initiatives, the Older Americans Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and tax policy. Contributors: Christina M. Andrews, M.S.W., University of Chicago; Jeffrey A. Burr, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts–Boston; Andrea Louise Campbell, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Caroline Cicero, M.P.L., University of Southern California; Kerstin Gerst, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch; Judith G. Gonyea, Ph.D., Boston University School of Social Work; Colleen M. Grogan, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Madonna Harrington Meyer, Ph.D., Syracuse University; Christopher Howard, Ph.D., The College of William and Mary; Ryan King, S.B., Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Denver, Colorado; Sandra R. Levitsky, Ph.D., University of Michigan; Frederick R. Lynch, Ph.D., Claremont McKenna College; Laurie A. McCann, J.D., AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, D.C.; Kimberly J. Morgan, Ph.D., The George Washington University; Jan E. Mutchler, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts–Boston; John Myles, Ph.D., University of Toronto; Christy M. Nishita, Ph.D., University of Hawaii; Jon Pynoos, Ph.D., University of Southern California; Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Ph.D., Oregon State University; Molly E. Trauten, M.G.S., Oregon State University; Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, J.D., Attorney, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Janet M. Wilmoth, Ph.D., Syracuse University



Federal Government and Urban Housing The Third Edition

Federal Government and Urban Housing  The  Third Edition Author R. Allen Hays
ISBN-10 9781438441689
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 349
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A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation’s effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.



A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American Houses Author Virginia Savage McAlester
ISBN-10 9780375710827
Release 2015-11
Pages 880
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Provides in-depth descriptions and illustrations of architectural styles and features of everyday domestic dwellings across the United States.



The Federal Government and Urban Housing Third Edition

The Federal Government and Urban Housing  Third Edition Author R. Allen Hays
ISBN-10 9781438441665
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 339
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Since its initial publication, The Federal Government and Urban Housing has become a standard reference on the history of housing policy in the United States. It remains a unique contribution, going beyond simply describing current housing policy to situate it firmly within a broader political context. Specifically, the book examines American housing policy in the context of the ideological crosscurrents that have shaped virtually all areas of domestic policy. In this newly revised and expanded third edition, R. Allen Hays has comprehensively updated the original material and added chapters covering the important developments in housing policy that have taken place since the publication of the second edition in 1995. Spanning more than eighty years, from the Great Depression to the first two years of the Obama administration, the book argues that while our nation’s policy makers have learned a great deal about how to create and implement successful housing programs, the United States, as a country, has yet to summon the political will to address the urgent housing needs of its many citizens who are unable to afford decent housing on their own.



Health Illness and Optimal Aging Third Edition

Health  Illness  and Optimal Aging  Third Edition Author Carolyn M. Aldwin, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780826134059
Release 2017-10-28
Pages 424
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Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives, Third Edition shows the continuity and advancements in our understanding of human life-span development... It offers a solid foundation for exploring the art and science of successful aging.- Robert M. Kaplan, Stanford University



How to Care for Aging Parents

How to Care for Aging Parents Author Virginia Morris
ISBN-10 9780761166764
Release 2014
Pages 671
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Completely revised and updated, this comforting and authoritative guide offers support and advice for those caring for an elderly relative or friend, incorporating recent medical findings, information on fraud, helpful online resources and "aging in place" technologies. Original.