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Class-based punishment? How legislation to evict social tenants involved in riots is unjust

Young, Gareth (2016) Class-based punishment? How legislation to evict social tenants involved in riots is unjust. British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Part of the ‘fightback’ by the Coalition Government against the 2011 riots was to take tough action on sections of Britain’s society that were supposedly ‘without control’. Gareth Young outlines the effects of unjust amendments to a Department for Communities and Local Government paper that suggested social housing providers can take possession of a property where a tenant is involved in a riot. Despite vociferous opposition from much of the housing sector and a U-turn by one local authority attempting to pursue the eviction of a tenant, the proposal transitioned into legislation in March 2014.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70458

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