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People and Buildings: Comparative Housing Law

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Edited by: Julian Sidoli

ISBN13: 9789462368026
Published: December 2017
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.00



Housing law has emerged as a distinct field in both academic legal studies and legal practice. This volume aims to unravel some common threads in the contemporary study of housing law and housing rights. Another objective is to provide a comparative perspective on housing law, the right to housing, and housing policies.

The book draws on the work of scholars from various jurisdictions, such as Israel, Portugal, Australia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, as well as the Netherlands. Consequently, a wide range of prominent issues in housing law are explored, including the concept of home in law, abandoned housing, strata title, the protection against eviction, and the right to choose one's residence. People and Buildings: Comparative Housing Law is the second volume in the Studies in Housing Law series that seeks to examine the many facets of housing law from a variety of academic and professional perspectives.

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Subjects:
Housing Law
Contents:
1. Common Threads in Housing Law Research: A Systematic and Thematic Analysis of the Field (Michel Vols & Julian Sidoli)
2. The Changing Vision of the Home: Rethinking Housing and Intimacy (Shelly Kreiczer-Levy)
3. Empty Homes and Needy People: Time for a New Housing Policy in Portugal and Elsewhere? (Dulce Lopes)
4. Strata Title: The New Feudalism (Cathy Sherry)
5. Planning Contracts under Swiss Law: A Tool for Special Housing Needs and the Problem of Breach of Contract (Nathalie F. Adank)
6. The Recurring Dream of Affordable Housing in Indonesia:A Human Rights Perspective (Erna Dyah Kusumawati)
7. Tenant's Right to Respect for Home: A Challenge for Swedish Tenancy Courts? (Haymanot Baheru)
8. The Right to Housing and the Right to a Second Chance - How Dutch Landlords and Local Authorities Facilitate and Frustrate the Successful Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (Stefan van Tongeren & Michel Vols)