Rebecca Searle is a contemporary historian whose work focuses on the ways in which the study of the past can be used to make critical interventions in the politics of the present. She is a principal lecturer at the University of Brighton and deputy director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics. Searle established and leads the University of Brighton Housing Forum, which brings together researchers, community organisations and policy makers to develop local solutions to the housing crisis in Brighton and Hove.
Chapter 1: Property
Chapter 2: Housing the People
Chapter 3: Boom and Bust: The Growth of Housing Finance
About the Author
Enlightening, inspiring and revealing in equal measure. From the plotting of Conservatives to the failures of New Labour and the rearising of radicalism in Scotland, Rebecca Searle’s brilliant account of the housing history of Britain not only details where we have come form, but also where we need to move to next.