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The Credibility of Agricultural Land Tenure, or Why Intentional Institutional Ambiguity Might Work

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Seeks to explore the institutional arrangements that have enabled the establishment of a credible and socially accepted cropland tenure system in China. For this purpose, the chapter starts with a ... More


Why the Village Has No Power: Land Ownership Disputes and Customary Tenure

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Starts with a historical analysis of China’s land property structure and its weaknesses. It is argued that the former production team exercised no real power over land, even though it enjoyed formal ... More


Community Rights in Scots Property Law

Malcolm Combe

in Legal Strategies for the Development and Protection of Communal Property

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266380
eISBN:
9780191879579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266380.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament by the Scotland Act 1998, Scottish legislators have embarked on a programme of community-oriented land reform to allow for redistribution of land to ... More


Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The ... More


Real and Personal

Paul Langford

in Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205340
eISBN:
9780191676574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the accommodations made by the gentry, in terms of the governing responsibility, tax liability, and distinctive economic interests of the landowning class. It also shows how ... More


Land Law

Derek Wood

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0043
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the role of the House of Lords in relation to land law. It argues that the House has always responded energetically and purposefully to new legislation. Analysing the policy ... More


PROPERTY: GENERAL PRINCIPLES

William Swadling

in English Private Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661770
eISBN:
9780191778612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Company and Commercial Law

The law of property is concerned with certain types of rights between persons with respect to things, those things being either land or goods, and those rights being proprietary rather than personal. ... More


Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

John Hudson

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206880
eISBN:
9780191677359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a new interpretation of the development of land law in England during the century after the Norman Conquest. Norman society was based on land and lordship, and the relative power of lord and ... More


The Modern Law of Estoppel

Elizabeth Cooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198262220
eISBN:
9780191714412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The law of estoppel by representation concerns those critical circumstances when the law will not allow a person to go back on what he has previously said. It might also be called the law of ... More


Land

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198260301
eISBN:
9780191740640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Throughout the period covered by this book, control of land underlay the exercise of royal and aristocratic power. This chapter discusses types of land; landholding, lordship, and dependent tenure; ... More


Camels, Chameleons, and Coyotes: Problematizing the ‘Histories’ of Land Law Reform

Gareth A. Jones

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter uses a ‘map of law’, based on Mexico, which presents common modern land problems such as boundary issues, insecurity of tenure, the drawbacks associated with planning, and other such ... More


African Land—a History of Dispossession

T. W. Bennett

in Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260875
eISBN:
9780191682162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260875.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Property holding is a direct index of power and wealth. A telling indication of the poverty and powerlessness of Africans in South Africa is that they have title to only 13% of the country's total ... More


States of Marketability

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

in Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The marketability of real estate could mean different things in different contexts, and nowhere was this more true than in the law, where the idea of marketability raised specific and technical ... More


The Giving State

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter is a brief but comprehensive study of the effects of six decades of land reforms in independent India. Land reform laws have been created at the national and state government levels on ... More


An Uncertain Influence: The Role of the Federal Government in California, 1846–1880

Robert J. Chandler

in Taming the Elephant: Politics, Government, and Law in Pioneer California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234116
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234116.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter states that federal involvement was vital in certain arenas; chief among them was the creation of California's transportation system, including the railroads. After the war, the federal ... More


The Customary Land Law

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

A form of Customary Land Law, which was at odds with the Imperial Land Law, was practiced in the New Territories. It was an oral system enforced by the villagers and was characterized by the tei pei ... More


The Land Regime of the British Mandate Period

Alexandre Kedar, Ahmad Amara, and Oren Yiftachel

in Emptied Lands: A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603585
eISBN:
9781503604582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603585.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter continues to cover the history of Southern Palestine and the transformation of the local land system by covering the British Mandate period, 1917–1948. The chapter explores the evolution ... More


The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Land acquisition for industry and infrastructure has become a source of major conflict in the last half decade in India. Sites like Singur, Nandigram, Niyamgiri, and Maha Mumbai, and phenomena like ... More


An Afterview

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Very little is known about the New Territories before 1899. It was with the foundation of the Great City of Hong Kong in 1841 that the villagers found themselves close to an urban centre. From 1899, ... More


The End of the Old Property Regime

Paul Sabin

in Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The California oil sector started the twentieth century being governed by nineteenth-century land laws that emphasized individual, private ownership of land and mineral resources. The battle over ... More


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