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Risking housing need

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rose Gilroy


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It is commonly suggested that social housing is allocated on the basis of 'need'. The authors, however, suggest that the concept of risk provides a much better explanation of the complex interplay of interests involved in the allocation process. In particular, risk explains developing allocation methods in low-demand areas. The thesis is exemplified by drawing upon data derived from the authors' original research on the rehousing of sex offenders.

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Author(s): Cowan D, Gilroy R, Pantazis C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Law and Society

Year: 1999

Volume: 26

Issue: 4

Pages: 403-426

Print publication date: 01/12/1999

ISSN (print): 0263-323X

ISSN (electronic): 1467-6478

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/1467-6478.00134


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