Public accountability: reforms and resistance in social housing

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Public accountability : reforms and resistance in social housing. / Smyth, Stewart.

In: Public Management Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2017, p. 212-231.

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title = "Public accountability: reforms and resistance in social housing",
abstract = "The paper illustrates and discusses the changing nature of public accountability relations in public services that are transferred to a mutual organization. The paper contributes to the literature that studies resistance to the neo-liberal restructuring process, highlighting civil society campaigns as important actors. A social housing case study in Britain is developed, combining a critical realist and dialogical influenced analysis. The case study identifies the role of private finance, illustrating tensions between democratic-styled and NGO-styled public accountability relations. A conclusion that housing mutuals are in danger of being apologia for private capitalism is established.",
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