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Authors: Cathal O'Connell (Univ. College of Cork, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, Cork , Ireland) 
Book Description:
Despite dealing with housing as one of the core issues of individuals’ well being and life situation, Cathal O'Connell’s subject matter – and approach – is oriented towards an issue that is going far beyond the question of well-being, living standards and redistribution issues. Housing, more in general: accommodation is a fundamental expression – and building block – of societies, and as such it has to be understood as core issue of socialisation, i.e. of the mode in which a society builds up its own identity and integrity.

Thus, the lesson from O'Connell’s systematically researched, deeply and in details informed work is reaching far beyond national housing issues. And it is in this sense that they are an important contribution to explain as well some of the general challenges of European integration.

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Foreword: Housing in Ireland: What Living Rooms tell about the World (Peter Herrmann)

Housing Policy and Home Making in Ireland

Chapter 1 - Housing, Poverty and Mortality: The Origins of State Housing in Ireland; pp. 1-16

Chapter 2 - Independence, Austerity and Housing in Free State Ireland; pp. 17-26

Chapter 3 - The Drive Against Slum Housing: Second Class Homes for Second Class Citizens?; pp. 27-43

Chapter 4 - Retreat, Retrenchment, and Residualisation in Irish Social Housing; pp. 45-70

Chapter 5 - Housing Management and Tenant Participation: A Policy Review; pp. 71-88

Chapter 6 - Reform and Responsibility: Critical Perspectives on Tenant Participation; pp. 89-101

Chapter 7 - Selling the Collective Home: Tenant Purchase and Local Authority Housing in Ireland; pp. 103-121

Chapter 8 - The State and Promotion of Home Ownership in Ireland; pp. 123-142

Chapter 9 - Irish Social Housing in the Comparative Context;
pp. 143-156

Chapter 10 - State or Market? Meeting Social Housing Needs in Twenty First Century Ireland; pp. 157-168



      Applied Social Studies - Recent Developments, International and Comparative Perspectives - Peter Herrmann (University College of Cork, Ireland), Series Editor
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-759-1
   Status: AV
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