Portrait of Professor Chris Pickvance

Professor Chris Pickvance

Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies

About

Professor Pickvance’s work has been on urban, regional and environmental topics. He has contributed to theoretical debates and to the analysis of central and local government policy and of household responses to dissatisfaction, including protest and individual behaviours. He has conducted sociological research in both western and eastern Europe and comparative analysis has been a particular interest.

Research interests

Professor Pickvance has contributed to theoretical debates about state policy, Eastern European ‘transition’, and responses to urban inequalities. His research has been in the same areas and has covered topics ranging from the macro (state structure, and urban and regional policies), to the meso (the application of environmental regulations, sustainable housing policy and provision for homelessness) to the micro (urban and environmental protest, young people's housing choices, household inaction, individual and collective action in response to environmental and housing deprivations. Linking all these topics is a concern with the state, power, and inequalities of outcome and how people respond to them. 

His belief in keeping a close link between theory and research has led him to write a number of methodological papers, e.g., on comparative analysis and causality, where it seemed to him that simplistic ideas of causality were excluding complex possibilities such as plural causation. 

Since retiring, Professor Pickvance has developed a new area of research in furniture history which has a strong sociological dimension due to the role of furniture in domestic lifestyles. His particular interest is in establishing some firmer dates for pre-1600 furniture and some criteria for distinguishing between English, French, Flemish and German products. This involves liaison with economic and social historians, specialists in art history, architecture, dendrochronology, woodwork and metalwork. The international trade in furniture and the flows of craftsmen and design and construction ideas mean that cross-national comparison is essential in this field. 

Most recent research grants

  • Dendrochronological analysis of medieval chests (Regional Furniture Society, Furniture History Society, Marc Fitch Fund, Kent Archaeological Society) 
  • Provision for homelessness in Kent: analysis of a non-system (with Andy Ashenhurst) (Porchlight) 
  • A comparative evaluation of incentives, obstacles and attitudes to sustainable housing in Kent and Nord/Pas de Calais (Moat Housing Association) 
  • Local environmental regulation in Hungary (with K. Pickvance) (ESRC). 
  • Environmental and housing movements in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (with N. Manning and K. Pickvance) (ESRC)  

Teaching

Professor Pickvance's main undergraduate teaching was on The City (which covers urban planning, urban policy, and urban problems in the UK) and Urban Sociology (a comparative module which includes former state socialist cities). At postgraduate level he contributed to modules in the MA in Methods of Social Research and the MA in Environmental Social Science.

Supervision

Professor Pickvance has supervised a wide range of PhD theses. Some recent theses were on a Moscow neighbourhood protest (Aleh Ivanou), an urban village in Wuhan (Huang he), a household- based approach to house-building in Algeria (Themila Boussoualem) and Governing diversity in Belgium, Netherlands and the UK: a three city comparison (Maria Schiller). 

Now retired, he is no longer taking on new students 

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Publications

A full list of Professor Pickvance's publications can be found on Researchgate.net.

Publications

Showing 50 of 52 total publications in the Kent Academic Repository. View all publications.

Article

  • Pickvance, C. (2018). The Canterbury group of arcaded gothic early medieval chests: a dendrochronological and comparative study. The Antiquaries Journal [Online] 98:149-185. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003581518000562.
    This article draws attention to an unrecognised group of six pin-hinged, clamped, early medieval chests with gothic arcading in East Kent. It provides dendrochronological dates for four of the chests and systematic evidence concerning their construction, decoration and ironwork including the specific type of lock originally fitted. Comparisons are made with pin-hinged, clamped chests made in some other counties and abroad at roughly the same time. The carved facades contrast with the plain facades of the thirteenth century chests in Westminster Abbey. The group has the earliest dendro-dated examples thus far of gothic arcading on English clamped chests as well as other distinctive features, suggesting that the chests are the product of a workshop which developed with a degree of independence from other workshops. Their likely origin in Canterbury and a hypothesis about their use are discussed, and topics are identified for future research. The article aims to provide a solid one-county base for the comparative study of pin-hinged, clamped chests elsewhere in England.
  • Pickvance, C. (2017). The Medieval chest at St Mary’s church, Horsham: an important unrecorded pin-hinged, clamped chest. Sussex Archaeological Collections 155:203-207.
  • Pickvance, C. (2017). ’Kentish Gothic’ or imported? Understanding a group of early 15th century tracery-carved medieval chests in Kent and Norfolk. Archaeologia Cantiana 138:105-128.
  • Pickvance, C. (2015). The slow arrival of renaissance influence on English furniture: a study of the 1519 Silkstede, Shanklin and the 1539 Garstang, Cirencester chests. Regional Furniture 29:101-130.
    The article makes a detailed study of two dated 16th century chests. It is argued that the Thomas Silkstede chest now in Shanklin was made by French craftsmen in Winchester in 1519, whereas the Garstang chest was made in Cirencester in 1539. The carving of the former is in full 'first renaissance' style, whereas the latter has a mixture of gothic, heraldic and renaissance decorative features. The two chests are presented as illustrating the very slow arrival of renaissance influence on English furniture. Comparisons are made with other pieces of 16th century English and French furniture
  • Pickvance, C. (2015). A Study of Medieval iron-bound ’domed standard’ chests in Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana [Online] 136:141-162. Available at: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/280287305_A_study_of_medieval_iron-bound_domed_standard_chests_in_Kent_Archaeologia_Cantiana_136_2015_141-162%2A.
  • Pickvance, C. (2014). The tracery-carved, clamp-fronted, medieval chest at St Mary Magdalen Chrurch, Oxford in comparative North-West European perspective. Antiquaries Journal [Online] 94:153-171. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003581514000237.
    The St Mary Magdalen chest is striking because of its carved facade and has attracted the attention of historians over the last century. There has been debate about its age, culminating in the recent suggestion that it either dates to the fourteenth century or is a later copy. This paper makes a detailed study of all the elements of the chest, constructional and decorative, and compares them with features of related medieval chests in England and Continental north-western Europe. It concludes that the chest has gone through a major reconstruction involving replaced front stiles but that it shares at least four features with chests in north Germany and Sweden dating from around 1320–30 that are not found in English chests, suggesting that it is an imported chest or was made by craftsmen working in that tradition. Numerous areas for future research into the features of English and Continental medieval chests are identified.
  • Pickvance, C. (2012). Medieval domed chests in Kent: a contribution to a national and international study. Regional Furniture [Online] 26:105-147. Available at: https://regionalfurnituresociety.org/journal/.
  • Pickvance, C. (2009). The construction of UK sustainable housing policy and the role of pressure groups. Local Environment [Online] 14:329-345. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549830902764712.
    UK sustainable housing policy defines sustainability in technical environmental terms, but a social dimension is present in some policy measures. The various measures (exhortatory, regulatory and economic) are outlined. Particular focus is placed on the ‘100% zero carbon by 2016’ objective for new housing and the measures designed to achieve it. The development of the policy is explained in terms of international commitments, party politics, lobbying by the building materials and energy industries, and by ‘pioneer’ local governments. The policy has not been the object of a mass environmental movement, and has low political saliency. The tension between Building Regulations, supported by the housebuilding industry, and local government planning policy as policy tools is discussed. It is argued that the reluctance of the housebuilding industry to include sustainability features in new houses undermines its influence vis-a-vis that of other industries and of local government.
  • Pickvance, C. (2009). Choice or coercion: dilemmas of sustainable social housing. A study of two developments in Kent. Local Environment [Online] 14:207-214. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549830802522095.
    Social housing in the UK is currently required to meet higher levels of sustainability than new private housing. But since tenants have little choice about their housing, this poses important issues about coerced consumption of sustainable housing. This article reports on on a survey of tenants attitudes to 'sustainable' features of their housing in two developments in Kent.
  • Pickvance, C. (2007). Urban Sociology: Critical Essays: author’s response (Textbooks that moved generations). Progress in Human Geography [Online] 31:548-549. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132507079504.
  • Pickvance, C. (2007). Medieval tracery-carved clamp-fronted chests: the ’Kentish Gothic’ chests of Rainham, Faversham and Canterbury in comparative perspective. Regional Furniture [Online] 21:67-94. Available at: https://regionalfurnituresociety.org/.
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). From urban social movements to urban movements: a review and introduction to a symposium on urban movements. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [Online] 27:103-109. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00434.
    Reviews the development of writing on urban protest movements and introduces a review syposium
  • Pickvance, C. (2002). Local government environmental policy implementation in Hungary. European Environment [Online] 12:90-104. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eet.285.
    Contributes to an understanding of post-socialist environmental policy by reporting on a national survey of 600 local governments in Hungary. It is shown that settlement type is the key factor differentiating commitment to environmental policy, perceived environmental problems and preferred environmental policy.
    This reflects the different environmental problems occurring in different types of settlement (from capital city to villages) and the different resources available to
    different local governments. Local environmental policies are distinguished from the local effects of national environmental policies.
  • Pickvance, C. (2002). Local economic situation, local environmental mobilization and local government environmental policy in Hungary. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 4:87-102.
    Drawing on a survey of 600 local governments, it is shown that differences in environmental group mobilization between settlement types and differences in local economic situation explain differing level of perceived influence of environmental groups on policy. The localities where perceived environmental group influence is strongest are those with higher education institutions and a tradition of 'civic culture' or where local governments are using the environment in economic development strategies. This suggests that similar processes are present to those in advanced capitalist societies.
  • Pickvance, C. (2001). Four varieties of comparative analysis. Journal of Housing and Built Environment 16:7-28.
  • Pickvance, C. (2001). Inaction, individual action and collective action as responses to housing dissatisfaction: a comparative study of Budapest and Moscow. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 23:179-206.
    The article treats inaction, individual action and collective action (protest) as a linked set of responses housing dissatisfaction, rather than prioritizing the latter over the two former as is usual, and compares the situation in the two cities. It is shown that inaction is concentrated among the poorest groups (and there is no evidence of thir showing 'loyalty' as Hirschman argues), that individual action is the commonest response especially among those with middle or higher incomes, and that collective action is very rare, though it does exist in Moscow where strong motivation combines with an unfavourable political and mobilization context.
  • Pickvance, C. (2000). Local-level influences on environmental policy implementation in Eastern Europe: a theoretical framework and a Hungarian case study. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy [Online] 18:469-485. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c9811j.
    The author aims to develop a framework to explain local-level implementation of post-socialist environmental policies, and provides some case study evidence from Hungary. He starts by examining the evidence on environmental policy implementation in advanced capitalist North America and Western Europe as an indication of the possibilities compatible with certain forms of capitalism, and on the patterns under state socialism as a possible source of 'legacy' effects. A number of similarities are shown to exist despite the very different socioeconomic systems involved. He goes on to outline a set of hypotheses concerning the interrelation between local level actors-enterprises, local governments, branches of national ministries, and the public (organised and unorganised)-and the local power structures thus created, as the immediate determinants of local-level environmental policy in postsocialist conditions. Recent studies on this subject are summarised, and the author concludes by examining evidence from a case study of Dunaujvaros, a 'steel town' in Hungary. Although the emphasis is on the openness of the possibilities and forces which are likely to shape the actual pattern of implementation, it is suggested that the patterns likely to be found in postsocialist Eastern Europe may not be dissimilar from those in advanced capitalist conditions because of the similarity between legacy effects of the old system and emergent effects of the new system.
  • Pickvance, C. (1999). Democratisation and the decline of social movements: The effects of regime change on collective action in Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and Latin America. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association [Online] 33:353-372. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/S0038038599000218.
    The paper explores how regime change affects social movements, drawing on studies of Latin America, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe. After discussing the concepts and method used, it is argued that social movements do exist in authoritarian regimes, and hence the question of the effect of regime change upon them can be posed. Contrary to the assumption that democratisation leads to the flourishing of social movements as repression is removed and new channels of participation are opened up, it is shown that in the immediate period between the end of an authoritarian regime and the initiation of a democratic one the opposite effect may occur. This is because liberalisation in authoritarian regimes can lead to a particularly high level of social movement activity which cannot be sustained once more 'normal' conditions apply. The utility of the concept of regime change is questioned, and the desirability of breaking it down into its component parts which may be more or less present in different cases is stressed.
  • Pickvance, C. (1998). The origins of the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies, or the advantages of owning the title and having charitable status in the running of journals. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [Online] 22:676-678. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00170.
  • Pickvance, C. (1997). Decentralization and democracy in Eastern Europe: A sceptical approach. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy [Online] 17:129-142. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c150129.
    The author focuses on the link between local government decentralization and democracy in Eastern Europe. It is shown that decentralization is a multidimensional concept and that actual local government systems can be positioned differently on each dimension (functions, control, and finance) depending on the implicit model of local government. Formal and substantive definitions of democracy are distinguished and some conventional measures examined; it is concluded that decentralization and democracy do not necessarily go together. The degree of decentralization and implicit models of postsocialist local government in Eastern Europe are then outlined, with a focus on the contrast between Budapest and Moscow. The development of social movements in the two capitals is taken as an index of substantive democracy and is shown to be influenced not only by the extent of decentralization but also by other features of the local political context. This illustrates the earlier argument that the relation between decentralization and democracy is an empirically variable one rather than a necessary one.
  • Pickvance, C. (1996). J. Clyde Mitchell (1918-1995). International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 20:U1-U2.
  • Pickvance, C. (1995). European challenges and hungarian responses in regional policy - hajdu,z, horvath,g. Regional Studies 29:712-712.
  • Pickvance, C. (1995). Mobilizing the community - local-politics in the era of the global city - fisher,r, kling,j. Housing Studies 10:573-575.
  • Pickvance, C. (1995). Research in urban sociology, vol 3, 1993 - urban sociology in transition - Hutchinson,R. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 24:234-235.
  • Pickvance, C. and Pickvance, K. (1995). The role of family help in the housing decisions of young-people. Sociological Review 43:123-149.
    Recent debates about flows of help within the family have indicated considerable diversity according to the type of help (money, services), and ages and gender of those involved, and have shown that values are only a partial guide to the scale of such flows. This paper focuses on a particular occasion for help, young people's housing, and a particular region, South-East England, where one would expect family financial help to be high given the capacity to help of older generations (due to higher average incomes and wealth) and the affordability problems faced by young people. It is shown that contrary to hypothesis only 12% of a sample of young people had received financial help for housing purposes since they had left home, less than found in previous studies with different samples. The amounts involved were less than young people believed their parents could afford. The role of inheritance was also found to be minor. The results from the different studies are explained as due to changes in the housing market, changing values regarding financial help and differences among the samples. Intensive re-interviews with three households from very different backgrounds are used to show the different ways in which family help operates.
  • Pickvance, C. (1994). Housing privatization and housing protest in the transition from state socialism - a comparative-study of Budapest and Moscow. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [Online] 18:433-450. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2427.1994.tb00277.x.
    The focus of this paper is on housing privatization and housing conflict in moscow and Budapest since 1990. In Moscow the policy of 'free' housing privatization started in 1990 but take-up was low until 1992, after which there was a sharp rise to 35%. In Budapest housing privatization has involved payment and has risen slowly to 35 %. In Budapest the Tenants Association has had cooperative relations with the authorities, whereas in Moscow there has been sharp conflict between 'housing partnerships' and authorities. These patterns are explained in terms of tenants' motivations, institutional interests and the economic and political environment in the two cities. It is shown that these in turn reflect the different variants of state socialism in Hungary and Russia and the character of the 'transition' in each case. Particular emphasis is placed on the familiarity of the concept of home ownership, the level of personal economic security and the degree of institutional stability as immediate causes of the progress of housing privatization. The difference in patterns of housing conflict in the two cities is related to the degree of 'maturity' of democracy (with consequences for state responses to protest) and on the differentiation of commercial and residential property markets which affects the demands made in the housing privatization process.

Book

  • Pickvance, C. (2003). Local Environmental Regulation in Post-Socialism: A Hungarian Case Study. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Book section

  • Pickvance, C. (2014). A chest in St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin. In: Art and Architecture of Ireland. Dublin: Yale University Press for Royal Irish Academy.
  • Pickvance, C. (2013). Was the US subprime crisis the prime mover? The limits of the ‘critical urbanist’ interpretation of the UK financial crisis. In: Fujita, K. ed. Cities and Crisis: New Critical Urban Theory. London: Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 84-113.
    The aim of this chapter is to challenge the argument popular among ‘critical urbanist’ writers that the subprime crisis in the US played a crucial and necessary role in the US and UK financial crisis. It will be argued that this view exaggerates the role of the subprime crisis and of the global interconnections between banks. Instead, it is argued that the banking systems in the US and UK had developed in a fundamentally unstable way and that this was the primary cause of the financial crises in these countries, with the subprime crisis playing at most a contingent contributory role. The focus will be on the structure and operation of the UK banking system and the UK experience of the financial crisis. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the very limited reforms that have so far been implemented.
  • Pickvance, C. (2011). The limits of neoliberalism: is the concept of neoliberalism helpful in the study of urban policy?. In: Künkel, J. and Mayer, M. eds. Neoliberal Urbanism and Its Contestations. Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=409426.
    Neoliberal urbanism has thrown up opportunities as well as constraints for the political and analytical work of those who challenge it. While scholarship has made some advances analyzing the continuing adaptations of the neoliberal regime, different theoretical perspectives have largely remained in unproductive isolation from each other. This volume brings a plurality of approaches – from political economic/regulationist to Foucauldian governmentality and post-operatist subject theories – to bear on the broad range of contestations around urban neoliberalism. With both cutting-edge theoretical accounts and empirical case studies of urban restructuring and conflict in the Global North and South, the contributors make the case that an understanding of micro and macro effects of power is necessary for an effective critique of the heterogeneity of intersecting power relations that movements are mobilizing against – and rarely free from themselves.
  • Pickvance, C. (2007). Housing and housing policy. In: Baldock, J. C., Manning, N. and Vickerstaff, S. eds. Social Policy, Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 508-540.
    An account of housing trends and housing policies in the UK and the forces shaping them. An answer to the question of how far housing policy is a social policy.
  • Pickvance, C. (2007). The impact of social policy. In: Baldock, J. C., Manning, N. and Vickerstaff, S. eds. Social Policy Third Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 657-684.
    The impact of social policy on households and on society is examined. Input, output and outcome measures of social policy are distinguished and the problems of separating social policy from other sources of influence are discussed.
  • Pickvance, C. (2006). Urbanism. In: Scott, J. ed. Sociology: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge:Taylor & Francis Ltd, pp. 189-192.
    Discusses the definition of urbanism and examines academic debates about it.
  • Pickvance, C. (2006). The role of central government policy and local mobilisation in addressing urban problems. In: Planlama,siyaset, Siyasslar. Izmir, Turkey: Dokuz Eylul Universitesi, pp. 55-73.
    Forces influencing the definiton of urban problems outside and inside governemtn are examined. The role of urban movements is examined and it is argued that those who mobilize most are not necessarily the most deprived.
    The hidden influence of government on urban areas via the distribution of grants between territoral areas is advanced as a key focus for the study of urban policy
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). On the study of urban social movements. In: Webster, F. and Dimitrou, B. eds. Manuel Castells. London: Sage, pp. 57-73.
    The article makes a critical assessment of the approach to urban protest developed by Manuel Castells and colleagues.
    Problems are identified in the definition of the term urban social movement, the identifation of their effects and the theoretical assumptions made about the central and local state. The approach is shown to neglect the mobilization process, and to ignore effects obtained by conventional institutional methods of demand-making. The advantages of a social network approach to mobilization are shown.
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). Review of M. Castells, La Question Urbaine. In: Webster, F. and Dimitrou, B. eds. Manuel Castells. London: Sage, pp. 14-17.
    A critical assessment of Castells first major work in urban sociology
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). A review of M. Castells, The City and the Grassroots. In: Webster, F. and Dimitrou, B. eds. Manuel Castells. London: Sage, pp. 185-188.
    A critical assessment of Castells's second major contribution to urban sociology
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). The impact of social policy’. In: Baldock, J. C., Manning, N. and Vickerstaff, S. eds. Social Policy, Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 607-629.
  • Pickvance, C. (2003). Housing and housing policy. In: Baldock, J. C., Manning, N. and Vickerstaff, S. eds. Social Policy, Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 486-518.
  • Pickvance, C. (2002). State socialism, post-socialism and their urban patterns: theorising the Central and Eastern European experience. In: Eade, J. and Mele, C. eds. Understanding the City: Contemporary and Future Perspectives. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 183-203.
    The chapter examines whether there are state socialist patterns of urban development patterns (e.g. 'underurbanization') and urban spatial structure (e.g. regressive housing allocation, residential social segregation) and how we are to understand post-socialist patterns. The impact of the study of these patterns on the development of urban sociology is also explored.

Monograph

  • Pickvance, C. (2010). Reforming the Club: Some Suggestions for Banking Reform in the UK. National Archives. Available at: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120827152136/http://bankingcommission.independent.gov.uk/responses/.
    Submission to the Independent Banking Commission

Research report (external)

  • Pickvance, C. and Ashenhurst, A. (2010). Slipping through the Net: Homeless People in Kent. School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
    This report sets out to present a snap shot of how the agencies, homeless people and the services that are set up to assist them, are perceived by each other. The purpose of the report is to generate debate and enable “both sides” to enter into open and honest dialogue. It is our hope that this will further improve joint working and allow us all to gain a deeper understanding of the problems faced by both the providers of services and those who need to use them.

    The report as the title suggests, highlights how people can slip through the gaps in provision and paints a picture of a “non system”. What we have to understand is how this feels for the people seeking shelter and support. The fact that many are already frightened, frustrated and angry may go someway to helping practitioners understand why vulnerable people vanish or do not respond positively to being told that they need to find their own way; this in a housing market that is out of their reach in terms of affordability and supply.
  • Pickvance, C. and Chautard, G. (2006). A Comparative Evaluation of Incentives, Obstacles and Attitudes to Sustainable Housing in Kent and Nord/Pas De Calais. [Online]. Urban and Regional Studies Unit, SSPSSR, University of kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/research/centres/urban-regional/index.html.
    The report contrast UK and French institutional arrangements in the field of sustainable housing, reports on surveys of social housing tenants' attitudes to sustainability features (and costs)in three housing estates Kent and Nord/Pas de Calais, and reports on a survey of perceived obstacles and incentives to sustainable housing among local government offcials, builders and other interested parties.
  • Pickvance, C. and Chautard, G. (2006). Une évaluation Comparative Des Incitations, Obstacles Et Perceptions Du logement durable Dans Le Kent Et Le Nord/Pas De Calais. [Online]. Urban and Regional Studies Unit, SSPSSR, University of Kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/research/centres/urban-regional/index.html.
    The report contrast UK and French institutional arrangements in the field of sustainable housing, reports on surveys of social housing tenants' attitudes to sustainability features (and costs)in three housing estates Kent and Nord/Pas de Calais, and reports on a survey of perceived obstacles and incentives to sustainable housing among local government offcials, builders and other interested parties.

Review

  • Pickvance, C. (2014). A Review of “All that is solid: the great housing disaster”, By Danny Dorling. International Journal of Housing Policy [Online] 14:446-448. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2014.967911.
  • Pickvance, C. (2007). Droit au Logement, genèse et sociologie d’une mobilisation. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 31:237-239.
  • Pickvance, C. (1998). A change of system: Housing system transformation and neighbourhood change in Budapest. Urban Studies 35:1611-1612.
  • Pickvance, C. (1997). Economic restructuring of the former Soviet bloc: The case of housing - Struyk,RJ. European Urban and Regional Studies 4:286-288.
  • Pickvance, C. (1997). Issues regarding housing - French - Ascher,F. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 21:149-150.

Forthcoming

  • Pickvance, C. (2018). Types and Uses: medieval furniture in social context. In: Campbell, E. and Miller, S. eds. A Cultural History of Furniture II, The Middle Ages and Renaissance (500-1500). London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing.
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