Eminent Domain

A Comparative Perspective

by Iljoong Kim, Hojun Lee, Ilya Somin

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  • 9781107177291
  • 9781316829998
  • 9781316827680
The taking of private property for development projects has caused controversy in many nations, where it has often been used to benefit powerful interests at the expense of the general public. This edited collection is the first to use a common framework to analyze the law and economics of eminent domain around the world. The authors show that seemingly disparate nations face a common set of problems in seeking to regulate the condemnation of private property by the state. They include the tendency to forcibly displace the poor and politically weak for the benefit of those with greater influence, disputes over compensation, and resort to condemnation in cases where it destroys more economic value than it creates. With contributions from leading scholars in the fields of property law and economics, the book offers a comparative perspective and considers a wide range of possible solutions to these problems.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781316829998
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  • Title: Eminent Domain
  • Author: Iljoong Kim (ed.); Hojun Lee (ed.); Ilya Somin (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107177291
  • 9781316829998
  • 9781316827680

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'This volume is a superb analysis of eminent domain at a genuinely global level. It shows a close relationship between a nation's level of economic development and the degree of protection for private property rights against takings. The organization is systematic in that the authors faithfully follow a unified analytic framework to overcome the difficulty of making meaningful inter-jurisdictional comparisons. As a judge who has experienced different stages of development in my own country, I am certain that professional and lay readers alike can benefit from this wide-ranging and learned book.' Soon-il Kwon, Honorable Justice, Supreme Court of Korea

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107177291
  • 9781316829998
  • 9781316827680