John Bull’s Other Homes

State Housing and British Policy in Ireland, 1883-1922

Murray Fraser

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ISBN: 9780853236801

Publication: November 1, 1996

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State housing became an integral part of the relationship between Ireland and Great Britain from the 1880s until the early 1990s. Using research from both Irish and Westminster sources, this book shows that there was recurrent pressure for the state to intervene in housing in Ireland in a period when the ‘Irish Question’ was the major domestic political issue. The result was that the model of subsidised state housing subsequently introduced in Britain was first developed in Ireland, as a product of the tensions of British rule. An important corollary of innovative Irish housing policy was its influence, even in a negative sense, on developments in mainland Britain. This book also examines the cultural impact of imperialism, and in particular the way in which British ideas of garden suburb housing and town planning design came significantly to reshape the Irish urban environment. Fraser not only presents hitherto unknown material, but does so in a unique interdisciplinary blend of architectural, planning, urban and socio-economic history.

List of Figures, Diagrams and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Rural Housing and the State in Ireland before the First World War 2. Urban State Housing in Ireland before 1914 3. The Influence of Early Irish State Housing on British Policy 4. Home Rule and Garden Suburb Ideals in Ireland before 1914 5. War-time Housing and Reconstruction after the 1916 Easter Rising 6. The Post-war Housing Campaign in Ireland 7. Post-war Housing for Irish Ex-servicemen 8. State Housing in Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State Conclusion Diagrams and Tables Appendices References Bibliography Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

232 Pages

ISBN: 9780853236801

Publication: November 1, 1996

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