Housing stock transfer in Glasgow - the first five years: a study of policy implementation

Kearns, A. and Lawson, L. (2008) Housing stock transfer in Glasgow - the first five years: a study of policy implementation. Housing Studies, 23(6), pp. 857-878. (doi: 10.1080/02673030802416635)

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In 2003 the City of Glasgow saw the largest housing stock transfer in the UK, involving around 80 000 dwellings. Since then, the implementation of the stock transfer policy has been heavily criticised. This paper uses a framework developed from implementation studies to analyse why this policy has been susceptible to difficulties and to reflect upon the important elements of a revised analytical framework. The paper finds that the study of policy implementation must contain an appreciation of the effects of having multiple policy objectives, multiple layers of governance and multiple actors involved in policy delivery. Additional elements of a policy implementation framework are: the specification of the stages of implementation; consideration of interactions between policy objectives; the need for government to oversee and ensure the effective management of policy networks; and finally, consideration of the effects of competing political interests and perspectives.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Housing policy, housing stock transfer, policy implementation, Glasgow
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kearns, Professor Ade and Lawson, Ms Louise
Authors: Kearns, A., and Lawson, L.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810

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