9781559638906-1559638907-The Land We Share: Private Property And The Common Good

The Land We Share: Private Property And The Common Good

ISBN-13: 9781559638906
ISBN-10: 1559638907
Edition: 1st
Author: Freyfogle, Eric T.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781559638906
ISBN-10: 1559638907
Edition: 1st
Author: Freyfogle, Eric T.
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Freyfogle, Eric T. wrote The Land We Share: Private Property And The Common Good comprising 352 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1559638907 and 9781559638906. Since then The Land We Share: Private Property And The Common Good textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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? 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.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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