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dc.contributor.authorWard, Margaret
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Keith
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-27T01:42:45Z
dc.date.available2018-09-27T01:42:45Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0313-6647
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-8500.12208
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380464
dc.description.abstractThis paper seeks to contribute to the debate over the efficacy of voluntary agreements versus regulation, and uses a study of the Livable Housing Design initiative to deliver voluntarily new‐built accessible housing in Australia. We first probe why regulation has become such a significant component of government policy making, and then ask why political campaigns focus on this issue as a strategy for reform. We refer to research by disability activists, which claims that the voluntary approach has failed and regulation is necessary. Amongst our conclusions are: (1) that the disjuncture between policy rhetoric and outcome can be attributed to the power of lobbyists, reliance on the private market to address inequality, and antipathy to regulatory enforcement; and (2) that there is a need for greater interrogation of the language deployed in policy texts to identify whether they are crafted to maintain the government's legitimacy or to deliver purposeful change.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom80
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
dc.relation.ispartofvolume76
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode15
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.title‘Policies that Fail – Words that Succeed’: The Politics of Accessible Housing in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: 'Policies that Fail – Words that Succeed': The Politics of Accessible Housing in Australia, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Volume 76, Issue 1, March 2017, Pages 80-92, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/1467-8500.12208. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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gro.griffith.authorWard, Margaret


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