Messiness and Techniques of Simplification

  • Dave Cowan
  • Helen Carr
  • Alison Wallace
Part of the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies book series (PSLS)


In this chapter, the authors conclude their study with a discussion around the techniques we use to simplify what are messy devices. They draw attention to the ways in which these techniques obscure the idea of property. They also outline the limits of their study and the further work needed to think about property and housing from the periphery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dave Cowan
    • 1
  • Helen Carr
    • 2
  • Alison Wallace
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Kent Law SchoolUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.Centre for Housing PolicyUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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