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Contents Preface vii Acknowledgments xi Commonly Used Abbreviations xv 1 Different Welfare Regimes, Similar Outcomes? The Impact of Public Policy on Homeless People’s Exit Chances in Berlin and Los Angeles 1 2 Homeless Spaces, Homeless Lives: Using Ethnography to Assess Homeless People’s Life Courses and Exit Chances in Berlin 26 3 Not Allowed: Legal Exclusion, Human Rights, and Global Capital 46 4 Not Wanted: Containment, Warehousing, and Service Exclusion 69 5 Not Needed: Market Exclusion, Exit Strategies, and the Specter of Neoliberalism 96 6 Sociospatial Exclusion of Homeless People: Comparative Perspective 121 Postscript 140 Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of Respondents in Berlin 143 Appendix 2: Key Informants 153 Notes 159 References 169 Index 183 ...