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Land Titles, Credit Markets, and Wealth Distributions

James C. MacGee

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Does the existence of formal title to land and real estate matter for the distribution of wealth? This study reviews the empirical literature on the economic impact of land and real‐estate ... More


Tenure Security and Exclusion Processes in Peri-urban Areas and Rural Hinterlands of West African Cities

Alain Durand-Lasserve

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Durand-Lasserve looks at peri-urban areas and hinterlands of West African cities and argues that any formalization of rights to land needs to take account of social practices and highly uneven ... More


Redirecting Regulation?: Land Titling and Cambodia’s Post-Neoliberal Conjuncture

Michael B. Dwyer

in Governing Access to Essential Resources

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172783
eISBN:
9780231540766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Dwyer documents the failure of ambitious land titling schemes in the aftermath of Cambodia’s civil war. The post-war Cambodian government allowed farmers to apply for recognition of title, which ... More


Biocultural Rights in Anglo-American Jurisprudence

Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte

in Stewarding The Earth: Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098669
eISBN:
9780199083046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098669.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This judicial affirmation of stewardship by regional tribunals builds on firm foundations laid down in Anglo-American jurisprudence. This chapter seeks to explore these foundations. The chapter ... More


Analyzing Legal Formality and Informality: Lessons from Land Titling and Microfinance Programs 1

Antara Haldar and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This paper critically examines the validity of the prescriptions of conventional law and economics theory using evidence from two programs aimed at poverty alleviation through improving ... More


The Idea of Property: Its Meaning and Power

Laura Underkuffler

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199254187
eISBN:
9780191698224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254187.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Legal scholars and philosophers have long been engaged in what has been called ‘the pursuit of the holy grail of property’ — the secret of the internal structure of property in law. Attempts to ... More


Capitalizing Thailand

Tomas Larsson

in Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines formal rural land rights in Thailand in relation to important political and economic outcomes. It begins with an overview of broad economic trends in Thailand since the 1960s, ... More


Institutions for Facilitating Property Transactions

Benito Arruñada

in Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange: Theory and Policy of Contractual Registries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226028323
eISBN:
9780226028354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226028354.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines how functional land registries enable impersonal markets. Starting with the regime of purely private transactions, it focuses on the main public titling solutions in use today: ... More


Sources of Title in the Territories

Gregory Ablavsky

in Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190905699
eISBN:
9780190905729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905699.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the intersection between the rabid market for land in the early United States and the territories’ property pluralism—the existence of multiple, conflicting sources of rights to ... More


Clash of Resource Use Regimes in Colonial Assam: A Nineteenth Century Puzzle Revisited 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

During the latter part of the nineteenth century, there was an attempt by the British colonial government in Assam to change the land titles of Assamese peasants from annual leases to decennial ... More


The Commodification of the Ashwa′iyyat: Urban Land, Housing Market Unification, and De Soto's Interventions in Egypt

Eric Denis

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews Hernando de Soto's work in Cairo on the legalization of illegal housing. It underlines how his lobbying of the highest authorities in the country helped develop the concept of ... More


“A Severe Shock to W. C. C. and His Gang”: The Opposition’s Representatives in Territorial and National Government

Julien Vernet

in Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037535
eISBN:
9781621039310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes several events including the US government’s investigation of Daniel Clark under the Act for Adjustment of Land Titles; Claiborne’ nominees for the Legislative Council; the ... More


Public Policies Toward Informal Settlements in Jordan (1965–2010)

Myriam Ababsa

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the evolution of policies for the rehabilitation of informal settlements in Jordan, showing that they are contingent on the residents' degree of citizenship and the fact that ... More


Frontier Justice and Self-Determination in Canada’s North

Miranda Johnson

in The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600020
eISBN:
9780190600051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600020.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 3 examines the first collective land claim by Dene people in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 1973. Threatened by a proposed oil and gas pipeline, Dene people pursued land rights in a period ... More


Introduction Forms and Norms: Questioning Illegal Urban Housing in the Middle East

Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Denis

in Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165405
eISBN:
9781617971358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ambition of this book is to upgrade the knowledge of urban land tenure dynamics, eventually underscoring the banality of current trends. Instead of looking for the Middle East's specificities in ... More


Paper and State

Jean-François Blanchette

in Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the experiences of three bureaucratic organizations as they struggle with the application of electronic signatures to real estate contracts, birth certificates, and land titles. ... More


The Propriety of Property: Resettlement and the Pursuit of Belonging

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 6 follows the political implications of slum residents’ positive identifications with private property, charting how the world-class aesthetic and the restructuring of Delhi’s economy created ... More


Government Failure in Two Colonies

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume IV: Law and the Constitution on the Eve of Independence, 1735-1776

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190850487
eISBN:
9780190850517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850487.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The institutions of imperial governance, however, could not maintain their authority or at times even maintain minimal law and order in North Carolina and northern New York. Both colonies faced open ... More


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