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Private Property, Community Development, and Eminent Domain

Private Property, Community Development, and Eminent Domain

1st Edition

Robin Paul Malloy
November 28, 2016

The contributors in this volume address the fundamental relationship between the state and its citizens, and among the people themselves. Discussion centers on a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Kelo v. City of New London. This case involved the use of eminent...

Modern Chinese Real Estate Law: Property Development in an Evolving Legal System

Modern Chinese Real Estate Law: Property Development in an Evolving Legal System

1st Edition

Gregory M. Stein
November 17, 2016

With massive growth taking place in the real estate industry, how can China develop a free market and private ownership of land while still officially subscribing to Communist ideology? This study uses fieldwork interviews to establish how the Chinese real estate market operates in practice from...

Reappraisals in the Law of Property

Reappraisals in the Law of Property

1st Edition

John V. Orth
November 16, 2016

Some of the most basic doctrines of property law are very old, many dating to the medieval era. How can legal rules that were born so long ago remain viable today? In Reappraisals in the Law of Property, author John V. Orth considers various topics in order to discover the forces that have been...

The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession

The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession

1st Edition

Lorna Fox O'Mahony, James A. Sweeney
November 16, 2016

The Idea of Home in Law: Displacement and Dispossession explores an important set of legal and policy issues surrounding the concepts of home and homelessness, taking a growing area of legal scholarship into the new arena of human rights and international law. The collection considers the ideas...

The Public Nature of Private Property

The Public Nature of Private Property

1st Edition

Michael Diamond, Robin Paul Malloy
November 11, 2016

What, exactly, is private property? Or, to ask the question another way, what rights to intrude does the public have in what is generally accepted as private property? The answer, perhaps surprisingly to some, is that the public has not only a significant interest in regulating the use of private...

Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy

Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy

1st Edition

D. Benjamin Barros
November 11, 2016

Hernando de Soto is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. His books The Mystery of Capital and The Other Path have had a tremendous impact on debates about international development, but his work also has been controversial. One of de Soto's core ideas is that the institution of private...

Property and Social Resilience in Times of Conflict: Land, Custom and Law in East Timor

Property and Social Resilience in Times of Conflict: Land, Custom and Law in East Timor

1st Edition

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Andrew McWilliam
November 11, 2016

Peace-building in a number of contemporary contexts involves fragile states, influential customary systems and histories of land conflict arising from mass population displacement. This book is a timely response to the increased international focus on peace-building problems arising from population...

Tribes, Land, and the Environment

Tribes, Land, and the Environment

1st Edition

Sarah Krakoff, Ezra Rosser
October 28, 2016

Legal and environmental concerns related to Indian law and tribal lands remain an understudied branch of both indigenous law and environmental law. Native American tribes have a far more complex relationship with the environment than is captured by the stereotype of Indians as environmental...

Community, Home, and Identity

Community, Home, and Identity

1st Edition

Terry L. Turnipseed, Michael Diamond
October 11, 2016

Community, home, and identity are concepts that have concerned scholars in a variety of fields for some time. Legal scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and economists, among others, have studied the impacts of home and community on one's identity and how one's identity is...

Law and Recovery From Disaster: Hurricane Katrina

Law and Recovery From Disaster: Hurricane Katrina

1st Edition

Robin Paul Malloy
September 09, 2016

In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States, directly affecting 1.5 million people. Only one year earlier, an Indian Ocean tsunami struck Indonesia, destroying or damaging more than 370,000 homes. As forces of nature, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and floods are...

Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships

Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships

1st Edition

Nestor M. Davidson, Robin Paul Malloy
September 09, 2016

With distressing statistics about rising cost burdens, increasing foreclosure rates, rising unemployment, falling wages, and widespread homelessness, building affordable housing is one of our most pressing social policy problems. Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships focuses attention...

Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalized World

Contemporary Housing Issues in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Padraic Kenna
February 28, 2014

The globalization of housing finance led to the global financial crisis, which has created new barriers to adequate and affordable housing. It presents major challenges for current housing law and policy, as well as for the development of housing rights. This book examines and discusses key...

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