The ‘Right’ to Council Housing?


in Housing Homeless Persons

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198258766
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681868 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

The ‘Right’ to Council Housing?

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This chapter presents an overview of the various ideological and organizational contexts in which public debate about and government responses to homelessness have taken place in the post-war era. These contexts include the constitutional question of central–local government relations; the jurisprudential question of ‘rights’ to welfare benefits; the (non)-professionalization of housing administration; and the relative effectiveness of political and legal control mechanisms on local authority behaviour.

Keywords: central government; local government; housing administration; welfare benefits; council housing; homelessness

Chapter.  9807 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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