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In this book, two leading scholars, a political scientist and an ethical philosopher, outline a new national policy for land use, and provide the legal, political, and ethical justifications for their proposed policies.

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Editorial Reviews

. . . offers a new conceptual basis for land law and policy strategies for arriving at a consensus . . . makes a well-documented and convincing case . . .
This book will be of real use in classes and studies concerned with property or the environment.
Forest and Conservation History
. . . a substantial work, containing both a multifaceted view of current land-use policy problems and a wide-ranging discussion of future avenues for change. Policymakers, educators, and reformers will find the book a worthy resource . . .
Richard N. L. Andrews
. . . provides a useful discussion of several approaches to land ethics, and a thought-provoking analysis of Lockean concepts of land ownership.
Alice Ingerson
We cannot solve our environmental problems until we find some way to make ethical decisions. . . .Policy for Land is a crucial step toward that goal.
Mark Sagoff
No study of land use policy can compare to this in scope . . . or in clarity and precision. The authors, the leading policy scientist and leading philosopher in this field, have given us a foundation for the discussion of land policy for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847677795
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/2/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynton Keith Caldwell is Arthur F. Bentley Professor Emeritus of Political Science and professor of public and environmental affairs, Indiana University. Kristin Shrader-Frechette is distinguished research professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 New Perspectives on Policy for Land
1 Reconsidering Land Policy: An Introduction 3
2 The Ecology and Political Economy of Land 19
3 Four Land Ethics: An Overview 43
Pt. 2 Philosophic Assumptions and Policy Implications
4 Locke and Limits on Land Ownership 65
5 Concepts of Ownership and Rights of Use 85
6 Agriculture, Coal, and Procedural Justice 111
7 Limits to Policy: Problems of Consensus 113
8 Land-Use Policy as an International Issue 161
Pt. 3 Reconciling Ethics and Politics: Steps Toward Solutions
9 The Ecosystem as a Criterion for Land Policy 183
10 Problems with Ecosystemic Criteria for Land Policy 209
11 Practical Steps and Ethical Justifications 227
12 A National Policy for Land? 245
Notes 261
Name Index 317
Subject Index 325
About the Authors 333
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