Co-opted housing or housing co-operative? A role beyond the state for mutual housing solutions

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With the growth in popular and political interest in mutual and co-operative structures this paper considers the case of housing. By revisiting co-operative history the paper provides as a basis for development the guiding principle of collective self-help. It argues that if mutualism is to play a role in developing new solutions to housing problems there is a need to develop new models in partnership with unlikely bedfellows.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of co-operative studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010