Chapter 6. Public Action in Housing

  1. Judith Allen1,
  2. James Barlow2,
  3. Jesús Leal3,
  4. Thomas Maloutas4 and
  5. Liliana Padovani5

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757536.ch6

Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe

How to Cite

Allen, J., Barlow, J., Leal, J., Maloutas, T. and Padovani, L. (eds) (2004) Public Action in Housing, in Housing and Welfare in Southern Europe, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757536.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Prinicipal Lecturer in Housing, University of Westminster, London

  2. 2

    Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Imperial College, London

  3. 3

    Professor and Director of the Department of Sociology II, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

  4. 4

    Professor of Urban Social Geography, University of Thessaly, Volos and Director of the Institute of Urban and Rural Sociology, National Centre for social research (EKKE), Athens

  5. 5

    Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Policies, Iuav, University of Venice

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405103077

Online ISBN: 9780470757536



  • subsidiarity;
  • refugees;
  • patrimony;
  • developers;
  • clientelist


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Concepts

  • Ideologies, political systems and conceptions of public action in housing

  • Distinctive features of public action in housing in southern Europe

  • Conclusions: public action versus state action