Housing policy under the Reagan presidency: the demise of an iron- triangle

William Johnson

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the changing politics of housing policy during the Reagan administration. The analysis applies the concept of "subgovernments' to the housing coalition. The demise of the housing subgovernment is analyzed within a theoretical framework that includes "policy type' as an important explanatory variable. Specifically, this paper argues that as housing policy shifted from "distributive' to "redistributive' due to a curtailment of funding, the housing coalition came under pressure from external forces and ultimately fragmented into competing interests. As a result, the US commitment to housing provision was drastically reduced. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-87
Number of pages19
JournalPolicy Studies Review
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Housing policy under the Reagan presidency : the demise of an iron- triangle. / Johnson, William.

In: Policy Studies Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1991, p. 69-87.

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