Governing Independence and Expertise: The Business of Housing Associations (Paperback)
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Governing Independence and Expertise: The Business of Housing Associations (Paperback)

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Paperback 202 Pages / Published: 07/04/2010
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Shortlisted for the SLSA-Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize 2011 Governing, Independence and Expertise tells the story of the not-for-profit housing sector in England, focusing on its representative body, the National Housing Federation. The story tells of how the Federation and associations influenced their own space of governing through deploying discourses of independence and expertise; how being governed, and governing, become, at times, one and the same. The National Federation of Housing Societies was born in 1935 out of the apparent failure of housing societies, associations and charitable trusts to tackle the 'problem of the slums'. Its story was a familiar one - organisations have often set up collective structures to facilitate intervention in government. Viewed historically the success of the project is, nevertheless, remarkable, given that the housing association sector is now a major force in social housing provision. Moreover housing associations have pioneered many programmes which are central to our 'modernised' welfare state - such as private finance, independence and entrepreneurialism. Through the story of the Federation, the book examines the role of non-governmental actors in mechanisms of governing, engaging contemporary debates about public services and the nature of the 'social' - the limits of the role of the not-for-profit sector; the impact of private funders; and the disappearance of the notion of 'public'.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841139890
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 10 mm

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