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Property and Community

Gregory S. Alexander and Eduardo M. Peñalver


The relationship between individuals and communities — all manner of communities, but especially the state — is a central preoccupation of property theory. Across a broad range of property thought — from utilitarian to Lockean to Hegelian — scholars have expended enormous effort explaining what owners can do with their property and the extent to which the community or the state can participate in those decisions. Discussions of property rights, from whatever perspective, necessarily reflect ideas about the proper domain and limits of individual and community power. Property stands so squarely ... More

Keywords: property, community, legal theory, cooperation, liberalism, utilitarianism, law and economics, communitarianism, virtue, norms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195391572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory S. Alexander, editor
Cornell Law School

Eduardo M. Peñalver, editor
Cornell Law School

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