Management of Privatised Social Housing: International Policies and Practice
May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I – CASE STUDIES FROM WESTERN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA.
England, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Australia.
Part II – CASE STUDIES FROM EASTERN EUROPE AND CHINA.
Serbia, The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Russia, Moldova, China.
POST-PRIVATISATION IN HOUSING: POLICY AND RESEACH AGENDA.
In order to facilitate cross-national analyses, all chapters are written according to the same general format. This format consists of four sections:.
Section 1: Description of national housing context in country X.
- a description of the national composition of the housing stock according to tenure, size, and dwelling type, supported by statistics;.
- a general description of the housing system: which organisations develop and manage the housing stock; what are government regulations for housing development and management concerning rent setting, allocations, sales, maintenance and renewal, and tenant involvement; how are the landlords supervised (by whom and on what basis); what financial support exists for housing management, renewal and development (exploitation grants, subsidies for renewals, government loans, government guarantees, housing grants)?.
- a general description of the situation on the housing market: shortages and surpluses according region, dwelling type, tenure and price.
- a reflection on the occurrence of housing problems, problematic neighbourhoods, vacancies, etc..
Section 2: Privatisation in country X.
- a reflection on the privatisation policies in the past decades;.
- description on the occurrence of privatisation, supported by statistics of the pace of privatisation (quantities);.
- a description of the conditions under which dwellings were sold: price and the division of management responsibilities between landlords and homeowner;.
- an analysis of the challenges for maintenance and renewal of the partly-privatised estates;.
- an analysis of the institutional, organisational, cultural, social and financial problems of management;.
- policies and (innovative) practices that have been or are being implemented to deal with these problems..
Section 3: Case study.
Describes one or more case studies of partly privatised estates. These cases may be selected on the basis of their representation of common problems and/or solutions in country X and/or on the basis of the innovative ‘best practice’ approach that has been undertaken to deal with the problems. The section about the case study will consist of:.
- a description the estate (quality, division according to tenure, price, position on the housing market);.
- a reflection on the privatisation process (pace, background, conditions);.
- a description of social, functional and technical problems that occur in the estate and the problems of management, maintenance and renewal;.
- a reflection on to what extent the above problems are caused or increased by the privatisation;.
- a reflection on the initiatives that have been and will be undertaken to cope with the problems and their (expected) success..
Section 4: Conclusion.
Contains a brief summary of the chapter plus an outlook for the future problems/challenges.
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