Book Chapter

Towards an Effective Right to Housing in Scotland



Serpa R & Saunders E (2022) Towards an Effective Right to Housing in Scotland. In: A New Scotland: Building an Equal, Fair and Sustainable Society. London: Pluto Press, pp. 85-96.

First paragraph: More than ten years on from the 2008 global financial crisis, housing remains in crisis in Scotland in terms of supply, quality and affordability. At the same time, barriers to accessing housing continue to contribute to housing inequality in Scotland. In this chapter, we argue that housing inequality is not merely the result of blind, impersonal market forces, but rather and more importantly a consequence of deliberate policies which have protected a market-based approach to housing rather than one driven by regarding housing as a right where homes are to satisfy human need. In other words, under neo-liberalism, the state...

FundersESRC Economic and Social Research Council
Publication date31/12/2022
PublisherPluto Press
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Place of publicationLondon
eISBN 9780745345086

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Dr Regina Serpa

Dr Regina Serpa

Lecturer in Housing, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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