new book on housing policy

colist at colist at
Fri May 12 13:25:19 CDT 2006

[ed:  congratulations to Alex on the new book.]

From: "ALEX Schwartz" <SCHWARTZ at>

I am pleased to announce the publication of Housing Policy in the United
States: An Introduction (Routledge). 

The blurbs:

Alex Schwartz's impressive book presents a comprehensive introduction
to a critical issue while also articulating the complexities of
contemporary debates. This is a smart, well-written text that is sure to
be required reading for the next generation of housing policy advocates
and practitioners.

Rachel G. Bratt
Professor and Chair
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University

Alex Schwartz's Housing Policy in the United States is without doubt
the best book on the topic now available. It is comprehensive,
well-written, up-to-date, and insightful. Practitioners, policy
analysts, journalists and scholars who need a thoughtful and
straightforward summary of housing issues will want this book on their
shelves. College professors looking for a compelling one-volume
introduction to the field for their students should look no further.  It
will be useful in urban planning, urban studies, urban history, public
policy, public administration, sociology, political science,  and social
work courses."

Peter Dreier
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics
Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Program
Occidental College

Alex Schwartz uses both a spotlight and a microscope to examine housing
policies and programs in the United States.  The results are
illuminating and sobering.  Notwithstanding a plethora of government
programs, the societal goal of a "decent home in a suitable living
environment" remains elusive.  Schwartz argues persuasively for an
enhanced and more targeted government role and responsibility.

Nicolas P. Retsinas,
Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies,
Harvard University

To order an examination or desk copy, go to

Alex Schwartz
Associate Professor and
Chair, Urban Policy Analysis and Management
Milano Graduate School
New School University

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