A Contrived Countryside: The Governance of Rural Housing in England 1900-74 (Hardcover)
Preface.- Acknowledgments.- Chapter 1. Governance and Rural Transformation: An Investigative Approach.- Chapter 2. Governance and Rural Transformation: An Investigative Approach.- Chapter 3. Rural Exceptionalism?: Local Leader Priorities for Country Homes.- Chapter 4. Uneven Demand: Depopulation, Repopulation and Housing Pressure.- Chapter 5. The English Disease: Capacity and Capability for Housing Improvement.- Chapter 6. A Subservient Countryside: National Priorities and Housing.- Chapter 7. Rural Implementation: Frustration, Challenge and Compromise as Housing Realities.- Chapter 8. The Political Economy of English Rural Housing.
Keith Hoggart is Emeritus Professor of Geography at King's College London. His research focuses on links between housing, migration and social change in rural areas, with policy-making and the governance of local socio-economic change as key interests. He is the author/co-author of eight books/research monographs and has edited/co-edited seven books. He graduated from the University of Salford, was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Toronto, and completed his PhD at King's College London. He has been Fulbright Scholar at the University of Maryland and Temple University, and Visiting Researcher at the University of California Berkeley. He was head of King's Department of Geography and its School of Social Science and Public Policy, and was a King's Vice-Principal from 2005-2013.