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Author Boesveldt, Nienke Fredrika, author

Title Planet homeless : governance arrangements in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Glasgow / Nienke Fredrika Boesveldt
Published Hague, Netherlands : Eleven International Publishing, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents Cover; Title page; Preface; Table of Contents; 1. The research problem of homelessness; 2. The governance perspective; 2.1 Governance: policy, structure and management; 2.2 Quality of output and outcome; 2.3 Conceptual model and hypotheses; 3. Comparative case study design; 3.1 Selection of cases; 3.2 Methods; 4. Scandinavian case: Copenhagen; 4.1 Problematic policy; 4.2 Archipelago structure; 4.3 Highly flexible management; 4.4 Questionable output; 4.5 Congested outcome; 5 Anglo-Saxon case: Glasgow; 5.1 A policy of self-responsibility; 5.2 Centralised structure
5.3 Corporate-style management5.4 Success on targeted preventative output; 5.5 Improved outcome; 6. Continental case: Amsterdam; 6.1 Specialised policy; 6.2 Intense and exclusive structures; 6.3 Games of management; 6.4 High risk targeted output; 6.5 Varying outcomes; 7. Comparative analysis of empirical findings; 7.1 Variation in governance arrangements; 7.2 Variation in the quality of outputs and outcomes; 7.3 Testing three hypotheses; 8. Conclusion and discussion; 8.1 Answer to the central question; 8.2 Theoretical implications; 8.3 Practical implications
8.4 Recommendation for further studyDutch summary; English summary; Appendices; Bibliography
Summary Nowadays, homelessness is predominantly a local responsibility. The policy challenges that local authorities face in dealing with this issue are complex or, according to some commentators, can even be described as ""wicked."" Until recently, local authorities have had limited success in addressing homelessness for reasons including a lack of information and fragmentation of services, to name just a couple. In a new attempt to face up to these challenges, several northern European metropolises have published similar strategic approaches to ending homelessness. By studying their policy, structur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English, with summary in Dutch
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed June 4, 2015)
Subject Homeless persons.
Homelessness -- Europe.
Homelessness -- European Union countries.
Homelessness -- Netherlands.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9462743185 (e-book)
9789462743182 (e-book)