State - Market - Family Triangle Revisited: Visualizing and Expanding a Housing Studies Theoretical Tool

This short paper revisits and revises the over-used State-Market-Household triangle as a theoretical analytical tool, proposing its repositioning at the centre of Housing and Welfare Studies, and reopening the debate. It is shown that this tool does not remain useful for researchers alone but also as a means to a more effective communication of results to a wider non-specialist audience. Towards this goal two conceptual adaptations are proposed. Firstly, the addition of the time parameter in assessing the triangle’s transformations from one era to another, or comparing systems with similarities but on different evolutionary phases. Secondly, the – by default – understanding of the triangle as a dynamic configuration, due to inter and intra-polar shifts.

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Document Type
article
ISSN
2336-2839
Volume / Issue
1 / 2
Pages
63-69
Date of publication
27.6.2014

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Tsachageas, P. , M. Stephens 2014. ‘State - Market - Family Triangle Revisited: Visualizing and Expanding a Housing Studies Theoretical Tool.’ Critical Housing Analysis 1 (2): 63-69. https://doi.org/10.13060/23362839.2014.1.2.116