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Title: Transforming Scotland’s public sector housing through community ownership : the reterritorialisation of housing governance?
Authors: McKee, Kim
Keywords: Social housing
Community ownership
Tenant empowerment
Centralisation
Devolved governance
Realist governmentality
HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Citation: McKee , K 2008 , ' Transforming Scotland’s public sector housing through community ownership : the reterritorialisation of housing governance? ' Space and Polity , vol 12 , no. 2 , pp. 183-196 .
Abstract: In recent decades, UK public-sector housing has increasingly been problematised, with government solutions focusing on modernising the sector by transferring ownership of the housing from the public to the voluntary sector through stock transfer. This promises to transform the organisation of social housing by devolving control from local government to housing organisations located within, and governed by, the communities in which they are based. The Scottish Executive's national housing policy of community ownership is the epitome of this governmental rationale par excellence. Drawing upon empirical research on the 2003 Glasgow housing stock transfer, this paper argues that, whilst community ownership is underpinned by governmental rationales that seek to establish community as the new territory of social housing governance, the realisation of these political ambitions has been marred by emergent central-local conflict. Paradoxically, the fragmentation of social housing through the break-up of municipal provision, co-exists with continued political centralisation within the state apparatus.
Version: Postprint
Status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/1359
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562570802173265
ISSN: 1356-2576
Type: Journal article
Rights: (c) 2008 Taylor and Francis. The definitive version published in Space and Polity is available at DOI: 10.1080/13562570802173265
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