Chapter (in Edited Book) ()
Anderson I (2012) Policies to Address Homelessness: Rights-Based Approaches. In: Smith SJ, Elsinga M, O'Mahony LF, Eng OS, Wachter S, Fitzpatrick S (ed.). International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol 5. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, 5, Oxford: Elsevier Science, pp. 249-254.
Homeless, To be homeless: state of lacking adequate shelter; state of lacking a secure, adequate, affordable private space from which to conduct one's life. Note that definitions vary according to social and cultural context as well as national and international legal frameworks. Homelessness: Recognised social phenomenon of identifiable population lacking adequate housing; field for welfare policy intervention by state and non-state agencies in local, national, and international spheres. Justiciable right to housing: Right to housing which is enshrined in law and legally enforceable through the court system in a nation state by individuals or households lacking adequate accommodation. Social right to housing: Right to housing conveyed through a national constitution, a national welfare system, or an international treaty which acknowledges housing as a fundamental human right for those subject of such a constitution, welfare state, or international treaty, and where states seek to ensure housing as a human right but do not necessarily guarantee an individual right enforceable at law.
Housing Rights; Homelessness
Homelessness Great Britain ; Housing policy Great Britain
|Editor||Smith SJ, Elsinga M, O'Mahony LF, Eng OS, Wachter S, Fitzpatrick S|
|Title of series||International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home|
|Number in series||5|
|Place of publication||Oxford|