Co-operative ownership of former council housing

Clapham, D., Kemp, P. and Kintrea, K. (1987) Co-operative ownership of former council housing. Policy and Politics, 15, pp. 207-220.

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A new consensus seems to be emerging that many of the problems of council housing in Britain can be overcome by devolving the management and sometimes the ownership of the housing to co-operatives. In this article an assessment is made of the evidence for this view and a pioneering example of the establishment of co-operatives in former council housing in Glasgow is described. It is concluded that the success of such schemes will depend on their ability to provide an effective housing service to their members, but that there is little evidence to date to show that this will necessarily occur.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith
Authors: Clapham, D., Kemp, P., and Kintrea, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Policy and Politics
Publisher:The Policy Press
ISSN (Online):1470-8442

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