Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/28798
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Transforming Scotland's Public-sector Housing through Community Ownership: The Reterritorialisation of Housing Governance?
Author(s): McKee, Kim
Contact Email: kim.mckee@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2008
Citation: McKee K (2008) Transforming Scotland's Public-sector Housing through Community Ownership: The Reterritorialisation of Housing Governance?. Space and Polity, 12 (2), pp. 183-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562570802173265.
Abstract: In recent decades, UK public-sector housing has increasingly been problematised, with government solutions focusing on modernising the sector by transferring ownership of the housing from the public to the voluntary sector through stock transfer. This promises to transform the organisation of social housing by devolving control from local government to housing organisations located within, and governed by, the communities in which they are based. The Scottish Executive's national housing policy of community ownership is the epitome of this governmental rationale par excellence. Drawing upon empirical research on the 2003 Glasgow housing stock transfer, this paper argues that, whilst community ownership is underpinned by governmental rationales that seek to establish community as the new territory of social housing governance, the realisation of these political ambitions has been marred by emergent central–local conflict. Paradoxically, the fragmentation of social housing through the break-up of municipal provision, co-exists with continued political centralisation within the state apparatus.
DOI Link: 10.1080/13562570802173265
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Transforming Scotland s Public sector Housing through Community Ownership The Reterritorialisation of Housing Governance.pdfFulltext - Published Version211.89 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.