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Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series


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Real Property Rights are central to the global economy and provide a legal framework for how society (be it developed or customary) relates to land and buildings. We need to better understand property rights to ensure sustainable societies, careful use of limited resources and sound ecological stewardship of our land and water. Contemporary property rights theory is dynamic and needs to engage thinkers who are prepared to think outside their disciplinary limitations.

The Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series strives to take a transdisciplinary approach to understanding property rights and specifically encourages heterodox thinking. Through rich international case studies, the goal of the series is to build models to connect theory to observed reality, informing potential policy outcomes. This series is both an ideal forum and reference for students and scholars of property rights and land issues.

Video interviews with the series authors and editors can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6WmSmaP8spLX0GlFRiSjw 

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Property Rights from Below: Commodification of Land and the Counter-Movement

Property Rights from Below: Commodification of Land and the Counter-Movement

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Olivier De Schutter, Balakrishnan Rajagopal
December 20, 2019

Recent years have seen a globalization of property rights as the Western conception of property over land has extended across the world. As formerly community-owned land and natural resources are privatized and titling schemes proliferate, Property Rights from Below questions the trend towards...

Pseudo-Public Spaces in Chinese Shopping Malls: Rise, Publicness and Consequences

Pseudo-Public Spaces in Chinese Shopping Malls: Rise, Publicness and Consequences

1st Edition

Yiming Wang
June 11, 2019

Shopping malls in China create a new pseudo-public urban space which is under the control of private or quasi-public power structure. As they are open for public use, mediated by the co-mingling of private property rights and public meanings of urban space, the rise, publicness and consequences of...

Wicked Valuations: People and Landed Property

Wicked Valuations: People and Landed Property

1st Edition

Michael McDermott
July 26, 2018

Traditional valuation approaches are increasingly recognised as being insufficient to address the wicked valuation problems of the diverse peoples and groups that inhabit the globe from north, south, east to west. This book demonstrates the limitations of science and, in particular economics, as...

Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification

Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification

1st Edition

Glen Searle
July 03, 2018

Densification has been a central method of achieving smart, sustainable cities across the world. This book explores international examples of the property rights tensions involved in attempting to develop denser, more sustainable cities through compulsory acquisition of property. The case studies...

Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership: Indigenous Land Reform in Australia

Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership: Indigenous Land Reform in Australia

1st Edition

Leon Terrill
June 01, 2018

Over the last decade, Australian governments have introduced a series of land reforms in communities on Indigenous land. This book is the first in-depth study of these significant and far reaching reforms. It explains how the reforms came about, what they do and their consequences for Indigenous...

Property, Place and Piracy

Property, Place and Piracy

1st Edition

Martin Fredriksson, James Arvanitakis
October 16, 2017

This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge in zones where the construction and definition of property is ambiguous. Media piracy...

Property Rights and Climate Change: Land use under changing environmental conditions

Property Rights and Climate Change: Land use under changing environmental conditions

1st Edition

Fennie van Straalen, Thomas Hartmann, John Sheehan
September 15, 2017

Property Rights and Climate Change explores the multifarious relationships between different types of climate-driven environmental changes and property rights. This original contribution to the literature examines such climate changes through the lens of property rights, rather than through the...

Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict

Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict

1st Edition

Alan C. Tidwell, Barry Scott Zellen
June 07, 2017

Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict presents an original comparative study of indigenous land and property rights worldwide. The book explores how the ongoing constitutional, legal and political integration of indigenous peoples into contemporary society has impacted on indigenous institutions...

Strata Title Property Rights: Private governance of multi-owned properties

Strata Title Property Rights: Private governance of multi-owned properties

1st Edition

Cathy Sherry
December 13, 2016

Multi-owned properties make up an ever-increasing proportion of commercial, tourist and residential development, in both urban and rural landscapes around the world. This book critically analyses the legal, social and economic complexities of strata or community title schemes. At a time when...

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