The social forces and politics of housing research in Australia and the UK

Housing Australia Great Britain

This discussion paper draws upon experience of the UK and Australian policy environments, to make a series of tentative observations about the current state of Australian housing research. The political constraints that confront researchers, the role of the state housing authorities in federally funded research, and the broader interplay of layers of governance and their distinctive relationships are explored. The politics of housing research production in Australia present a distinctive set of problematics that require attention; particularly with regard a fragmented approach to social problems that has accentuated a silo approach to housing research.

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