Managerialism and public housing reform

Marston, G 2004, 'Managerialism and public housing reform', Housing Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 5-20.


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Title Managerialism and public housing reform
Author(s) Marston, G
Year 2004
Journal name Housing Studies
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 20
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract This paper discusses market inspired changes to the delivery of public housing in Queensland, Australia during the late 1990s. These policy changes were implemented in an organisational environment dominated by managerialism. The theory and method of critical discourse analysis is used to examine how managerial subject positions were assimilated and/or creatively resisted by different actors within the public housing policy community. These themes are discussed using interview data with a range of policy actors, including policy managers, front-line housing staff and public housing tenants. The analysis suggests that policy actors who openly challenged the emerging policy and organisational direction were marginalised in changing power relations.
Subject Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/0267303042000152140
Copyright notice © 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN 0267-3037
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