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Discourses about Australian social housing, social exclusion and employment: indications of the post-welfare State?

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Arthurson, K and Jacobs, KA, Discourses about Australian social housing, social exclusion and employment: indications of the post-welfare State?, Housing, Theory and Society, iFirst, (iFirst) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1403-6096 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/14036090801939828

Abstract

The dynamic between housing policy and wider welfare reform has been an important theme within housing scholarship. As a background this paper considers Jamrozik's contention of a transition in social policy from a welfare state to a post welfare paradigm through exploring the impact of ideological discourses for contemporary Australian social housing policy. Our approach combines an analysis of the discourses of social exclusion in two key housing policy documents and interviews with social housing tenants and professionals in South Australia. The analysis serves to illustrate the ways in which contemporary housing policy reflects and is shaped by competing ideological discourses. In particular, it makes explicit how the foundational discourses shaping Australian housing policy has changed considerably over recent years, reflecting, to a large extent, the influence of neo-liberal ideologies on the operation of government policy making.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:housing policy, Australia, welfare, social exclusion
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Planning
Objective Field:Urban Planning
Author:Jacobs, KA (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:52078
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2008-05-23
Last Modified:2014-12-16
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