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Socio-economic cohesion and convergence were key principles underpinning the European social model, which emerged as the continent was trying to recover from the devastating wounds fascism and Nazism had inflicted on it. Most major European countries developed their welfare states, in an attempt to support the post-war effort and to rebuild wealthier, more equitable and fairer societies. Housing played a fundamental role in securing decent living standards for everyone and as part of people’s right to the city.
Major global shifts and new political rapports de forces brought changes that prioritized other principles –mainly competitiveness– and thus member states across the EU increasingly adopted neoliberal policies weakening their welfare systems. Housing provision suffered more than other welfare policies by commodification and the loss of its function as social right. Even countries with more developed and ecumenical welfare states were eventually affected by this turn. From an element contributing to redistributive justice in the era of vigorous welfare provision, housing is increasingly commodified –through its financialization and the expansion of the private rented sector– and turns into a significant component of the growing and re-patrimonialized inequalities.
Harokopio University of Athens is a public university dedicated to promoting research and learning in a small, well focused set of intellectual areas. The university, situated in the centre of Athens, originates from an educational institution that was first established in 1929 and gained the status of University in 1990.
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