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Doctor Tony Manzi FCIH

Principal Lecturer


Summary

I am Head of Geography, Environment and Planning. My research interests are in urban governance, the politics of planning and housing and community engagement.

About

Tony Manzi is Head of Geography, Environment and Planning, He was previously Reader in Housing and course leader for the MA Housing Practice at the University of Westminster. His main research interests are in applying social theory to understand the politics of planning, urban governance and community involvement. Tony completed his PhD - on managing change in the housing association sector - in 2006 at University College London. His recent publications include work on the financialisation of housing, community engagement, professionalism in housing practice and localism. He has previously worked for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Notting Hill Housing Trust.

Principal Lecturer

Teaching

Department of the Natural and Built Environment

Social Sciences and Arts

I am currently working on a study of social responsibility amongst social landlords.

Geography, Environment and Planning

Research

I am currently working on a study of social responsibility amongst social landlords.

Publications

Manzi, T., & Richardson, J. (2016). Rethinking professional practice: the logic of competition and the crisis of identity in housing practice. Housing Studies, 32 (2), 209-224. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1194377

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (2016). ‘The party’s over’: critical junctures, crises and the politics of housing policy. Housing Studies, 32 (1), 17-34. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2016.1171829

Manzi, T. (2016). S. Bagaeen and O. Uduku: Beyond gated communities: Routledge, New York, 2015, 246 pp., ISSN:978-0-425-74824-7. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 32 (1), 1-3. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-016-9504-7

Manzi, T. (2014). The Big Society and the Conjunction of Crises: Justifying Welfare Reform and Undermining Social Housing. Housing, Theory and Society, 32 (1), 9-24. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2014.947172

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (2013). Investigating the New Landscapes of Welfare: Housing Policy, Politics and the Emerging Research Agenda. Housing, Theory and Society, 31 (2), 213-227. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2013.857716

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (2013). New Localism, Old Retrenchment: The “Big Society”, Housing Policy and the Politics of Welfare Reform. Housing, Theory and Society, 30 (1), 29-45. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2012.683293

Harvie, P., & Manzi, T. (2011). Interpreting Multi-Agency Partnerships: Ideology, Discourse and Domestic Violence. Social & Legal Studies, 20 (1), 79-95. http://doi.org/10.1177/0964663910384907

Manzi, T. (2010). Promoting Responsibility, Shaping Behaviour: Housing Management, Mixed Communities and the Construction of Citizenship. Housing Studies, 25 (1), 5-19. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673030903363462

Manzi, T. (2007). Cultural Theory and the Dynamics of Organizational Change: The Response of Housing Associations in London to theHousing Act 1988. Housing, Theory and Society, 24 (4), 251-271. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036090601149180

Manzi, T. (2005). Fact and Fiction in Housing Research: Utilizing the Creative Imagination. Housing, Theory and Society, 22 (3), 113-128. http://doi.org/10.1080/14036090510011595

Manzi, T., & Smith-Bowers, B. (2005). Gated Communities as Club Goods: Segregation or Social Cohesion? Housing Studies, 20 (2), 345-359. http://doi.org/10.1080/0267303042000331817

Manzi, T., & Smith Bowers, B. (2004). So many managers, so little vision: registered social landlords and consortium schemes in the UK. European Journal of Housing Policy, 4 (1), 57-75. http://doi.org/10.1080/1461671042000215451

Jacobs, K., Kemeny, J., & Manzi, T. (2003). Privileged or exploited council tenants? The discursive change in Conservative housing policy from 1972 to 1980. Policy & Politics, 31 (3), 307-320. http://doi.org/10.1332/030557303322034965

JACOBS, K., KEMENY, J.I.M., & MANZI, T. (2003). Power, Discursive Space and Institutional Practices in the Construction of Housing Problems. Housing Studies, 18 (4), 429-446. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673030304252

Manzi, T. (2002). Constructionism, Realism and Housing Theory. Housing, Theory and Society, 19 (3-4), 144-145. http://doi.org/10.1080/140360902321122833

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (2000). Evaluating the Social Constructionist Paradigm in Housing Research. Housing, Theory and Society, 17 (1), 35-42. http://doi.org/10.1080/140360900750044764

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (2000). Performance indicators and social constructivism: conflict and control in housing management. Critical Social Policy, 20 (1), 85-103. http://doi.org/10.1177/026101830002000104

Haworth, A., & Manzi, T. (1999). Managing the 'Underclass': Interpreting the Moral Discourse of Housing Management. Urban Studies, 36 (1), 153-165. http://doi.org/10.1080/0042098993790

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (1998). Urban renewal and the culture of conservatism: changing perceptions of the tower block and implications for contemporary renewal initiatives. Critical Social Policy, 18 (55), 157-174. http://doi.org/10.1177/026101839801805502

Jacobs, K., & Manzi, T. (1996). Discourse and policy change: The significance of language for housing research. Housing Studies, 11 (4), 543-560. http://doi.org/10.1080/02673039608720874

Book chapters

Manzi, T., & Smith-Bowers, B. (2016). Partnership, Servitude or Expert Scholarship? The Academic Labour Process in Contract Housing Research. In The Knowledge Business. (pp. 133-148). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315556390-8

Manzi, T. (2012). Discourse Analysis. In International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. (pp. 354-358). Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-08-047163-1.00621-4

Manzi, T., Lucas, K., Lloyd-Jones, T., & Allen, J. (2010). Understanding social sustainability: Key concepts and developments in theory and practice. In Social Sustainability in Urban Areas: Communities, Connectivity and the Urban Fabric. (pp. 1-28). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781849774956

(n.d.). Social Sustainability in Urban Areas. Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781849774956

(n.d.). Regenerating London. Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203886717

Manzi, T., & Jacobs, K. (n.d.). Chapter 2 Understanding institutions, actors and networks: Advancing constructionist methods in urban policy research. In Studies in Qualitative Methodology. (pp. 29-50). Emerald (MCB UP ): http://doi.org/10.1016/s1042-3192(07)00201-7

Books

Manzi, T., Lucas, K., Lloyd-Jones, T., & Allen, J. (2010). Social sustainability in urban areas: Communities, connectivity and the urban fabric. http://doi.org/10.4324/9781849774956

Other activities

External examiner - MSc Housing Studies, University of Glasgow

Postgraduate supervision

Melanie Lindsley - 'The role of statutory consultees in the planning process'

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