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Eastern, Midland, and Western Councils

IAN LOVELAND

in Housing Homeless Persons

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780198258766
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258766.003.0005

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

Eastern, Midland, and Western Councils

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This chapter sketches out what one might term the ‘micropolitical’ contexts of this particular implementation study. It provides brief biographies of the three fieldwork sites' socio-economic profiles, the councils' respective political complexions, and the role of the councillors in formulating and applying housing policy. These sites are the Eastern Council, Midland City Council, and Western Borough Council. Through its focus on the three case-study authorities, the chapter outlines two further dimensions of the context in which the implementation of the homelessness legislation takes place, namely, the housing demography of each authority and the extent to which elected councillors exercise individuated and systemic influence on the decisions made by council officers.

Keywords: homelessness legislation; Eastern Council; Midland City Council; Western Borough Council; housing demography

Chapter.  6834 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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