The Idea of Property: Its Meaning and Power

The Idea of Property: Its Meaning and Power

by Laura S. Underkuffler
     
 

This book examines the central issue in property theory, as it intersects with law: what property is, as an idea, and the power that claimed individual property rights should have against competing public goals. Drawing upon areas as diverse as land use, the body as property, personal information as property, cultural property, and state redistributive claims,

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This book examines the central issue in property theory, as it intersects with law: what property is, as an idea, and the power that claimed individual property rights should have against competing public goals. Drawing upon areas as diverse as land use, the body as property, personal information as property, cultural property, and state redistributive claims, the author shows that there are deep reasons for property's protective power, or lack of it, in these and other cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199254187
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Duke University, Durham

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