Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

Editor(s): Judith Allen, James Barlow, Jesús Leal, Thomas Maloutas, Liliana Padovani

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405103077

Online ISBN: 9780470757536

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757536

About this Book

The growing literature on comparative European housing policy has played a major part in developing our understanding of the way housing in provided in different countries, and in the way the interaction between the stat, market and civil society is conceptualized. However, much of this analysis is rooted without question in the welfare states of northern Europe - there has been almost no research published in English on the provision of housing in southern Europe. Such research as exists deals with specific feature of housing policy, invariably in a single country. There is probably a better understanding of the housing systems of the former communist countries than those of southern Europe.

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