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The Political Institution of Private Property
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The Political Institution of Private Property

by Itai Sened, Robert E. Goodin
 

ISBN-10: 0521572479

ISBN-13: 9780521572477

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Itai Sened provides an original analysis of the political institutions that protect property and individual rights. He argues that the origin of these rights resides in political institutions, and not in any set of moral principles. Individual rights are said to derive from a "social contract" that evolves through a political process in which

Overview

In this book Itai Sened provides an original analysis of the political institutions that protect property and individual rights. He argues that the origin of these rights resides in political institutions, and not in any set of moral principles. Individual rights are said to derive from a "social contract" that evolves through a political process in which governments grant and protect rights in return for political and economic support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521572477
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Classical theories of the origin of rights: the social contract; 2. Neo-classical theories of the origin of property rights: non-strategic individuals in a world without politics; 3. A game theoretic approach: contemporary theory of institutions; 4. A neo-liberal theory of the state: the role of government in the evolution of property rights; 5. A neo-liberal theory of the social contract: the role of autonomous individuals in the evolution of property rights; 6. Political entrepreneurs: the linkage between autonomous individuals and central agents; 7. A case study: the grant of private property rights in air slots; Conclusion: the political origin of human rights; References; Index.

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