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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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The Construction of Property: Norms, Institutions, Challenges

ISBN13: 9781107035386
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00

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The Construction of Property identifies the structural and institutional foundations of property, and explains how these features can accommodate various normative agendas.

Offering rich and cutting-edge analysis, the book studies the spectrum of property regimes including private, common and public property as well as innovative forms of property hybrids such as US-style residential community associations, the British Private Finance Initiative, the Israeli Renewing Kibbutz, community land trusts and grassroots phenomena of property ordering in publicly-owned open spaces.

It also investigates the protagonists of property beyond the individual and the state, identifying the key role that community organisations and business corporations play for both the private and public aspects of property. The book then addresses property's greatest challenge: the move from a largely domestic legal construct into one that accommodates the increasing social and economic forces of globalisation.

Property Law

Part I. Structural and Institutional Foundations:
1. Property as a legal construct
2. Rules and standards: an institutional analysis of property

Part II. Spectrum of Property Regimes:
3. Private-common-public: the promise of property hybrids

Part III. Protagonists of Property: Beyond Individual and State:
4. How property can create, maintain, or destroy community
5. The corporation as a nexus of property
6. Eminent domain, incorporated

Part IV. The Global Challenges of Property:
7. Can land law go global?
8. BITs and pieces of property.