Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Cowan
      Pages 1-12
  3. Some Assumptions of Housing Lawyers: A Critique

  4. Housing and Regulatory Failure

  5. Access to Housing: Need, Affordability and Tenure Neutrality

  6. Rights and Responsibilities: From due Process to Crime Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. David Cowan
      Pages 399-422
    3. David Cowan
      Pages 423-446
    4. David Cowan
      Pages 489-518
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 519-522

About this book


Housing Law and Policy goes beyond the usual sources of law in innovative ways. The author draws on socio-legal, economic and broader housing research in this critique of the development of both housing law and housing policy. In the three sections of the book he discusses the regulatory crisis affecting each housing tenure, access to housing, and finally individual housing rights in the context of a shift towards individual responsibility. The book takes an approach which is at once political, discursive and argumentative and will appeal to both students and professionals in the field.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David Cowan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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