Housing Policy and Housing-System Models in Some Socialist Countries

  • Adam Andrzejewski
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In this paper I shall try to analyse a number of variants of the housing-system model prevalent in the socialist countries of Europe and to outline the tendencies of housing policy. When I speak of a ‘model’ here, I mean something rather different from what is generally meant by an economic model. In the paper which follows the word model will be used to signify the fundamental principles which characterize the organization and working of the housing system within a given economic system.2 Just as one may speak, in this sense, of different models of the socialist economy, one may also speak of different models of the housing system. What is meant are not theoretical macro-economic models, but institutional models.3


Housing Policy Housing System Housing Construction Socialist Country Housing Sector 
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  1. 3.
    Western authors, too, use the term in this sense, with reference to Polish terminological sources; see, for instance, P. J. D. Wiles in Political Economy of Communism. Blackwell, Oxford, 1964.Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    See A. Andrzejewski, Polityka Mieszkaniowa [Housing Policy], Arkady, Warsaw, 1959; D. L. Bronier, Sovremienniye problemy jilichtschnovo hozaystva [Contemporary Housing Problems], Vyjchaya Ckola, Moscow, 1961; Federal Institute for Town Planning, Communal Affairs and Housing, Housing Development in Yugoslavia, Belgrade, 1960; United Nations, Report on the Seminar on Housing Surveys and Programmes with Particular Reference to Problems in the Developing Countries held at Zagreb, Yugoslavia, in October 1961, Geneva, 1962, ET/ECE/HOU/5.Google Scholar

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