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A World of HomeownersAmerican Power and the Politics of Housing Aid$
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Nancy H. Kwak

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226282350

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.001.0001

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A Homeownership Consensus?

A Homeownership Consensus?

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(p.207) Six A Homeownership Consensus?
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A World of Homeowners
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Nancy H. Kwak

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0007

In an era of explosive urban poverty and declining congressional support for American bilateral aid programs in the early 1970s, the World Bank took a more active role, beginning in Senegal and moving subsequently to Tanzania, Zambia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and more. Bank officials shared common goals of privatization, strengthened mortgage institutions, and owner-occupied homeownership, but like those managing earlier US aid programs, they bumped up against innumerable practical difficulties as well as objections from residents. Tensions between homeownership-as-ideology and homeownership-as-practice continued to dominate the story of housing aid, this time for the World Bank, and well into the twenty-first century.

Keywords:   World Bank, Senegal, Indonesia, Philippines, Washington Consensus, sites and services

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