An introduction to property theory by Gregory S. Alexander

By Gregory S. Alexander

This ebook surveys the major glossy theories of estate – Lockean, libertarian, utilitarian/law-and-economics, personhood, Kantian and human flourishing – after which applies these theories to concrete contexts within which estate matters were particularly debatable. those comprise redistribution, the best to exclude, regulatory takings, eminent area and highbrow estate. The booklet highlights the Aristotelian human flourishing idea of estate, delivering the main complete and obtainable advent to that thought to this point. The book's target is neither to hide each possible conception nor to debate each attainable side of the theories coated. as an alternative, it goals to make the most important estate theories understandable to novices, with no sacrificing accuracy or sophistication. The publication can be of specific curiosity to scholars looking an obtainable advent to modern theories of estate, yet even experts will enjoy the book's lucid descriptions of latest debates.

• Surveys all the significant present liberal criminal and political theories of estate in an available and relaxing style
• offers contextual stories of these theories via concrete parts of significant estate disputes
• Introduces a normative idea of estate according to the Aristotelian perfect of human flourishing and illustrates how that conception differs from different best estate theories in concrete disputes

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An introduction to property theory

This publication surveys the major smooth theories of estate – Lockean, libertarian, utilitarian/law-and-economics, personhood, Kantian and human flourishing – after which applies these theories to concrete contexts within which estate matters were specifically debatable. those contain redistribution, the suitable to exclude, regulatory takings, eminent area and highbrow estate.

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Collectivizing the livestock does not solve the commons problem. It simply relocates it to the livestock themselves. Who will care for the animals? Who will be entitled to consume them? As we have seen, the problem of the free rider makes these questions as challenging as the classic commons See Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons, 91–102. ” Carol M. Rose, “The Story of Lucas: Environmental Land Use Regulation between Developers and the Deep Blue Sea,” in Environmental Law Stories, ed. Richard J.

Even this principle, however, places significant informational demands on decision makers, who must somehow assemble the information necessary to ascertain each person’s ranking of consequences and determine how a particular social choice will interact with each such list. The informational challenges of carrying out utilitarian calculations are not decisive arguments against the possibility of utilitarian theories. , 17–18. There are other problems with these methods as well. For a thorough discussion, see Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling, Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (2004); Mark Sagoff, The Economy of the Earth (1988), ch.

J. H. Beverton, “Some Observations on the Principles of Fisheries Regulation,” Journal du conseil permanent international pour l’exploration de la mer 19 (1953): 56. 31 Gordon, “The Fishery,” 99. ” This utility has one negative and one positive component. 1. The positive component is a function of the increment of one animal. Since the herdsman receives all the proceeds from the sale of the additional animal, the positive utility is nearly + 1. 2. The negative component is a function of the additional overgrazing created by one more animal.

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