Skip header navigation
×

Article

An Introduction to the Special Issue – The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy: Recasting State–Citizen Relations in an Age of Austerity

Citation
McKee K (2015) An Introduction to the Special Issue – The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy: Recasting State–Citizen Relations in an Age of Austerity. Housing, Theory and Society, 32 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2014.947174

Abstract
"The Big Society, Localism and Housing Policy" was the theme of a seminar series funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (2012-14) in the UK. A collaborative venture between the Universities of St Andrews, Sheffield, Reading and Queen’s University Belfast – it brought together academics, policy-makers and practitioners from across the UK to critique contemporary political debates in the context of devolved policy-making in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The papers in this special issue emerged from that seminar series. Whilst the policy discussions that follow are very much UK focused, the wider narratives around localism, empowerment, citizenship and welfare reform have a much broader international relevance as this editorial introduction explains.

Keywords
Austerity; broken Britain; community; devolution; voluntary sector; welfare;

Journal
Housing, Theory and Society: Volume 32, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)McKee, Kim
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date31/12/2015
Publication date online04/09/2014
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27758
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1403-6096
eISSN1651-2278

Research programmes

Research centres/groups

Research themes

Scroll back to the top