The Land We Share: Private Property and the Common Good / Edition 1

The Land We Share: Private Property and the Common Good / Edition 1

by Eric T. Freyfogle
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559638907

ISBN-13: 9781559638906

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Is private ownership an inviolate right that individuals can wield as they see fit? Or is it better understood in more collective terms, as an institution that communities reshape over time to promote evolving goals? What should it mean to be a private landowner in an age of sprawling growth and declining biological diversity?.<p>These provocative questions…  See more details below

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<p>Is private ownership an inviolate right that individuals can wield as they see fit? Or is it better understood in more collective terms, as an institution that communities reshape over time to promote evolving goals? What should it mean to be a private landowner in an age of sprawling growth and declining biological diversity?.<p>These provocative questions lie at the heart of this perceptive and wide-ranging new book by legal scholar and conservationist Eric Freyfogle. Bringing together insights from history, law, philosophy, and ecology, Freyfogle undertakes a fascinating inquiry into the ownership of nature, leading us behind publicized and contentious disputes over open-space regulation, wetlands protection, and wildlife habitat to reveal the foundations of and changing ideas about private ownership in America.<p>Drawing upon ideas from Thomas Jefferson, Henry George, and Aldo Leopold and interweaving engaging accounts of actual disputes over land-use issues, Freyfogle develops a powerful vision of what private ownership in America could mean—an ownership system, fair to owners and taxpayers alike, that fosters healthy land and healthy economies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638906
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Many Elements of Owning Land
Chapter 2. Ownership in the New Nation 
Chapter 3. Industrialism and the Right to Use 
Chapter 4. Justifying the Landowner's Power 
Chapter 5. The Owner and the Land Community 
Chapter 6. The Lure of Privatization 
Chapter 7. The Market Train 
Chapter 8. Private Property for an Ecological Age 
Chapter 9. The Public's Interest in Private Land 
Chapter 10. Fair Governance

Notes 
Bibliography 
Acklnowledgments
Index

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