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Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries

An Alternative to Owner Occupation?

Editors: Hegedüs, József, Lux, Martin, Horváth, Vera (Eds.)

  • Presents unique research on the housing situation of South and Eastern European countries Focuses on Central and Eastern European countries, thus filling the gap in existing comparative research on housing regimes in Europe
  • Critically engages with statistical data and complementary qualitative field research
  • Offers detailed case studies to deepen understanding of the statistics presented
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This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries – a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. Part I presents the private rented sector in Western and Northern European countries, the history of private renting under socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, and thematic issues such as restitution and marginalized groups depending on privately rented housing. Part II provides a series of country case studies from the Central and East European region. Part III concludes with chapters on the possibility of utilizing the private rental sector in affordable housing provision through good practices in both old and new EU member states, and sets out to further the housing policy debate on European housing regimes. This unique edited collection will be of great value to scholars of and practitioners involved in housing policy and economics, urban development, international relations, politics, economics and sociology.

About the authors

József Hegedüs holds a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Economics. He is founding member and managing director of Metropolitan Research Institute, Hungary and he is co-editor of four comparative volumes on housing policy issues – emerging new housing systems, housing privatization, social housing, and housing finance – in post-socialist countries.

Martin Lux holds PhD degrees in sociology and economy and is head of the Department of Socio-Economics of Housing at Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences. His efforts have been supported by the Czech Science Foundation, Erhard Busek Price and others. He is editor-in-chief of Critical Housing Analysis.

Vera Horváth has been working at Metropolitan Research Institute since 2012, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in sociology. She published papers on housing policy and rental housing in Europe.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Private Rental Sector in Western Europe

    Haffner, Marietta (et al.)

    Pages 3-40

  • The Private Rental Sector Under Socialism

    Hegedüs, József (et al.)

    Pages 41-69

  • Property Restitution After 1990

    Lux, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 71-95

  • The Policy Environment of Private Renting After 1990

    Hegedüs, József (et al.)

    Pages 97-119

  • Poor and Vulnerable Households in Private Renting

    Lux, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 121-146

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50710-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-50709-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries
Book Subtitle
An Alternative to Owner Occupation?
Editors
  • József Hegedüs
  • Martin Lux
  • Vera Horváth
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50710-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50710-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50709-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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