Does reduced government intervention produce market-oriented social landlords? Impressions from an international comparative study

N Nieboer, VH Gruis

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    The housing policies of many European countries and Australia in the 1980s and 1990s can be characterised by a significant reduction of government intervention and government support. Neoliberal policies have resulted in privatisation, devolution and a greater financial and mostly also administrative independency of the public or social housing sector from the government. Because of these developments, it may be expected that social landlords adopt a more businesslike, market-driven asset management of their housing stock, and develop asset management strategies for a more systematic and sophisticated decision-making. Are these expectations true? If so, to which extent is the housing market the driving force behind the changes in asset management? To answer these questions research has been carried out in eight European countries and in Australia. The results show that government intervention and market orientation are not always negatively correlated.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationHousing markets, communities and consumers
    EditorsRO Rowlands, ET Ferrari
    Place of PublicationHeslington, York, UK
    PublisherUniversity of York
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventHAS-springconference 2006 - Heslington, York, UK
    Duration: 19 Apr 200620 Apr 2006

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    PublisherUniversity of York


    ConferenceHAS-springconference 2006


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