(De)Constructing a policy 'failure': housing stock transfer in Glasgow

Kearns, A. and Lawson, L. (2009) (De)Constructing a policy 'failure': housing stock transfer in Glasgow. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 5(4), pp. 449-470. (doi: 10.1332/174426409X478789)

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The most significant housing stock transfer in the UK took place in Glasgow in 2003. It has been widely and repeatedly depicted as a policy 'failure', by both journalists and informed critics. This article evaluates the specific claims of failure by looking at developments to date and the available evidence. It uses an available theoretical framework to consider how such judgements have been arrived at, revealing the biases contained therein. The label of 'failure' is rejected, but policy deficiencies are identified; again, a theoretical framework is used to relate these weaknesses to the nature of the politics involved in the formation and oversight of the policy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kearns, Professor Ade and Lawson, Ms Louise
Authors: Kearns, A., and Lawson, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
ISSN (Online):1744-2656

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