“This is a major addition to the literature on the history of the English housing associations sector...It has pride of place on my bookshelf.” – David Mullins,
International Journal of Housing Policy Volume 12, Number 2
“...the book succeeds in moving the debate on and adding to discussion of the independence and incorporation of housing associations and can be used in conjunction with other texts that have a different focus, set a different context and use different evidence. This is a clearly presented and valuable addition to the literature and will certainly be used to build debate in the future.” – Alan Murie,
The Journal of Social Policy Volume 40/4
“...the book provides fascinating insights into critical episodes in the evolution of the housing association sector as we know it today... McDermont's theorisation of power relations is of wider interest for housing policy – and for social policy, more broadly.
...an excellent text and undoubtedly essential reading for anyone interested in the history and evolution of UK housing policy.” – Hal Pawson,