International Political Economy Series

The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts

Authors: Seabrooke, Leonard

Editors: Schwartz, H. (Ed.)

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This book demonstrates how housing systems are built from political struggles over the distribution of welfare and wealth. The contributors analyze varieties of residential capitalism through a range of international case studies, as well as investigating the links between housing finance and the current international financial crisis.

About the authors


HERMAN SCHWARTZ is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, USA. A prolific author, his most recent book is Subprime Nation: American Power, Global Capital and the Housing Bubble. His other publications include Dominions of Debt and States versus Markets.

LEONARD SEABROOKE is Professor in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, at the University of Warwick, UK. His book publications include The Social Sources of Financial PowerUS Power in International Finance, Global Standards of Market Civilization (with Brett Bowden) and Everyday Politics of the World Economy (with John M. Hobson).

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'Schwartz and Seabrooke have done what most academics fail to do; produce a volume that is both timely and extremely relevant. As well providing us with a panoptic view of the global housing crisis, they frame it with a theoretical framework that clarifies the central causal and constitutive processes at the heart of the global crisis. If you want to understand why the financial world just blew up I cannot think of a better place to start.' - Mark Blyth, The Johns Hopkins University, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Varieties of Residential Capitalism in the International Political Economy: Old Welfare States and the New Politics of Housing

    Pages 1-27

    Schwartz, Herman M. (et al.)

  • Housing, Global Finance, and American Hegemony: Building Conservative Politics One Brick at a Time

    Pages 28-51

    Schwartz, Herman M.

  • Boom and Crash: The Politics of Individual Subject Creation in the Most Recent British House Price Bubble

    Pages 52-75

    Watson, Matthew

  • The Politics of Capital Gains: Building an Asset-Based Society in New Zealand

    Pages 76-96

    Broome, André

  • Recommodification, Residualism, and Risk: The Political Economy of Housing Bubbles in Norway

    Pages 97-121

    Tranøy, Bent Sofus

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Housing Booms and Busts
Authors
Editors
  • H. Schwartz
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28044-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230280441
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23080-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-23081-1
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 252
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