Call for papers: Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting

By February 27, 2019 No Comments

ENHR Joint Working Group Workshop

Vienna, May 16-17, 2019

Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting

Call for papers

The Home Ownership and Private Rented Markets ENHR Working Groups are joining forces in 2019 to host a collaborative workshop on the theme; Between Property Wealth Accumulation and Private Renting. In recent years the decline in home ownership across European societies has been marked by a corresponding revival in private rental housing. While owner-occupied housing remains the preferred tenure in policy, state interventions have done little to reverse tenure realignment. Transformations in tenure structures are argued to have begun with financial restructuring preceding the economic crises of a decade ago. Since then however, imbalances between property investors, private owners and renters have intensified. These differences are not only reinforcing existing social gaps in wealth and income, but are characteristic of emerging economic processes and global patterns of socioeconomic inequality in the 21st century. Papers in this workshop will address traditional issues and new innovations in owner-occupied and private rental housing sectors. A number of papers will also address the links between them as well as the broader social, economic and political implications. Those interested in attending or presenting a paper at this workshop should send an email expressing their interest as well as a short abstract (up to 200 words) to the workshop organizers (see below).


Important dates

  • Submission of abstract/intention to attend: April 5th
  • Confirmation of Workshop Schedule: April 23rd
  • Opening Session: May 16th (around 12:00)
  • Closing Session: May 17th (around 15:00)


Workshop Organizers

Justin Kadi (TU Vienna)

Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam)

Caroline Dewilde (University of Tilburg)

Aideen Hayden (University College Dublin)

Paddy Gray (University of Ulster)


Submission of Abstracts and Full Papers

Please submit abstracts by email before April 5th to Richard Ronald


*The workshop will take place at the main campus of TU Vienna and is free to attend. Places are, however, limited.