Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2019

184 Pages | 13 b&w illustrations, 4 boxes, 9 tables

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781526129987

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Safe as houses

Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

First Edition

Stuart Hodkinson

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Capitalism MUP

  • This will be the first book to explain to a wide audience, both lay and expert, the structural drivers and policy failures that lie behind the Grenfell Tower disaster in London
  • It will be first book of its kind to bring together in a single analysis the long-term privatisation and peripheralisation of council housing and its tenants with regeneration schemes that involve the outsourcing of all aspects of construction, management and maintenance to large corporations under the PFI model in which self-certification of building work is now the norm
  • It will also be the first book of its kind to highlight residents>' own incredible experiences of trying to navigate and seek redress in a smoke and mirrors world of public-private-partnership marked by callous public authorities and corporate impunity

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