The London Clearances: Race, Housing and Policing

The London Clearances: Race, Housing and Policing is a background paper that looks at the impact of financialisation on local authority housing and its convergence with location-specific intensive and intrusive policing. 

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It examines government attempts to gentrify so-called ‘sink estates’, first in a historical context of British housing policy, and second after the 2011 riots, and the subsequent criminalisation of young black men, seen as an obstacle to such ‘regeneration’. With four sections on: 1) London’s housing crisis in a neoliberal context; 2) social housing, gentrification and estate regeneration 3) ‘sink estates’ and ‘managed decline’ and 4) localised hostile environment and policing inequality.

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Read a press release on the report here

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