On Private Property: Finding Common Ground on the Ownership of Land

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Beacon Press, Apr 1, 2009 - Law - 208 pages
Urban sprawl. Disappearing wetlands. Historic preservation. Eminent domain. These and related land-use issues have put private-property rights on the public agenda in a contentious, visible way. In this provocative book, legal scholar and conservationist Eric T. Freyfogle presents the private-property debate in a surprising new light while suggesting how we can both respect private property and achieve communal goals.

Freyfogle's argument culminates in an intriguing Landowner Bill of Rightsfar different from property-rights measures now being discussed.

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About the author (2009)

Eric T. Freyfogle's writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, from Conservation Biology, Wild Earth, and Orion to Dissent and the New York Times. He is the author of numerous books and the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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