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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2004): Social Housing - Overseas

MANAGERIALISM AND PUBLIC HOUSING REFORM

G. Marston

Housing Studies, vol.19, 2004, p.5-20

Explores the impact of managerialism on public housing department staff in Queensland in the late 1990s through interviews with policy managers, frontline staff and tenants. The theory and method of critical discourse analysis are used to examine how managerial subject positions such as "customer" instead of "tenant" were assimilated or resisted by different actors within the public housing policy community. Analysis suggests that people who openly challenged managerialism were marginalised in changing power relations.

NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL PATTERNS IN THE RESIDUALISATION OF THE SOCIAL TENURE: THE CASE OF IRELAND AND DUBLIN

M. Norris and K. Murray

Housing Studies, vol.19, 2004, p.85-105

Empirical evidence indicates that poor households in Ireland are heavily concentrated in social rented housing, and that the residualisation of this tenure has increased since the 1980s. Paper explores the impact of this process of residualisation of social housing in Dublin. Demonstrates that residualisation has led to higher concentrations of poor households in Dublin than in the rest of the country, and that at the micro-level it has impacted differently on different districts of the city.

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