Filling the accountability gap in housing allocations decision making


Laurie, Emma (2011) Filling the accountability gap in housing allocations decision making. Legal Studies, 31, (3), 442-446. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-121X.2011.00198.x).

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This article examines how the courts can appropriately oversee the way in which local authorities formulate and implement their housing allocations policies. It locates this discussion within the wider topic of the courts’ long-standing reluctance to become involved in adjudicating cases involving the allocation of resources more generally, as well as the potential for the courts to facilitate citizen participation in decision making, an aspiration that permeated the previous government’s agenda and is apparently also a key influence for the current coalition government. It seeks to identify how the courts can protect both procedural and substantive fairness, in a manner that respects the courts’ constitutional position and institutional competence.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0261-3875 (print)
1748-121X (electronic)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Law School
ePrint ID: 178905
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:30
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/178905

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