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Title: The ‘responsible’ tenant and the problem of apathy
Authors: McKee, Kim
Keywords: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Citation: McKee , K 2009 , ' The ‘responsible’ tenant and the problem of apathy ' Social Policy and Society , vol 8 , no. 1 , pp. 25-36 . , 10.1017/S1474746408004557
Abstract: In the last decade, the UK New Labour government has emphasised tenant participation in housing policy. Consequently, those individuals who decide to opt out of participation processes have been problematised as ‘apathetic’, and identified as needing to be ‘empowered’ through professional interventions. Drawing on research about community ownership in Glasgow, this paper argues that tenants' reasons for not getting involved are more than simply lack of interest. Tenants articulated an instrumental approach to participation, and rejected the conflation of tenant participation with tenant management. Practical barriers also obstructed their latent motivation.
Version: Publisher PDF
Status: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1474-7464
Type: Journal article
Rights: (c)2009 Cambridge University Press
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