Housing policy, deprivation and space: the case of stress areas

Kearns, A. (1990) Housing policy, deprivation and space: the case of stress areas. Policy and Politics, 18(2), pp. 119-134. (doi: 10.1332/030557390782454521)

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This paper examines the Housing Corporation's stress area investment policy, which attempts to tackle multiple deprivation through housing instruments. Doubts are expressed about the theoretical underpinning of the policy's approach, and about the lack of appropriate output measures. In addition, the political factors influencing the detailed construction and manipulation of the policy, the methodological problems involved in trying to operationalise it, and the difficulties which inhibit its implementation are described. Finally, the circumstances of the stress area policy are related to the Housing Corporation's position as a Non Departmental Public Body, and a solution of regional Housing Corporations is suggested.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kearns, Professor Ade
Authors: Kearns, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Policy and Politics
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN (Online):1470-8442

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