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Is informality a resistance against regulatory overreach by governments? Research on informal housing, in its tendency to focus overwhelmingly on less developed countries, downplaying or ignoring entirely the presence of informality in United States, French, German, English and Irish housing markets, doesn't help answer this question for these countries. However a longstanding and widespread tradition of informal housing exists in them. Here's this article for a start.