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Homelessness

  • David Cowan
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Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series (PMLM)

Abstract

Nowhere is the Orwellian characteristic of ‘access’ laws exposed better than in the creation, formulation, and implementation of the homelessness legislation. The notion of access to housing can be and often is exposed as being as much (if not more) about exclusion from housing than in probably any other subject covered in this part of the book. One reason this is so derives from the history of the homelessness legislation (currently the Housing Act 1996, Part VII) which has more often been concerrned with punishing the (so-called) undeserving than with providing rehousing opportunities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cowan
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  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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