Private Property and Public Power

Eminent Domain in Philadelphia
Author: Deborah Lynn Becher,Debbie Becher
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199322554
Category: Law
Page: 334
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When governments use eminent domain to transfer property between private owners, Americans are outraged - or so most media and academic accounts would have us believe. But these accounts obscure a much more complex reality in American conceptions of property. In this book, Debbie Becher presents the first comprehensive study of a city's eminent domain acquisitions, exploring how and why the City of Philadelphia took properties between 1992 and 2007 and which takings led to protests. She uses original data - collected from city offices and interviews with over a hundred residents, business owners, community leaders, government representatives, attorneys, and appraisers - to explore how eminent domain really works. Becher surprises readers by finding that the city took over 4,000 private properties, or one out of every hundred such properties in Philadelphia, during her study period. Furthermore, these takings only rarely provoked opposition - a fact that established viewson property are ill-equipped to explain. To investigate how Americans judge the legitimacy of eminent domain, Becher devotes several chapters to two highly controversial sets of takings for redevelopment projects. The American Street takings were intended to win popular support for redevelopment and initially succeeded in doing so, but it ended as a near total failure and embarrassment. The Jefferson Square takings initially faced vociferous opposition, but they eventually earned residents'approval and became a political showpiece. Becher uncovers evidence that Americans judge eminent domain through a social conception of property as an investment of value, committed over time, that government is responsible for protecting. This conception has never been described in sociological, legal, political, or economic scholarship, and it stands in stark contrast to the arguments of libertarian and left-leaning activists and academics. But recognizing property as investment, Becher argues, may offer a firm new foundation for more progressive urban policies.

Eminent Domain


Author: Iljoong Kim,Hojun Lee,Ilya Somin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107177294
Category: Law
Page: 322
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A collection of essays that examines the use and abuse of eminent domain across the world.

Race and Real Estate


Author: Adrienne R. Brown
Publisher: OUP Us
ISBN: 0199977275
Category: Discrimination in housing
Page: 352
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Race and Real Estate brings together new work by architects, sociologists, legal scholars, and literary critics that qualifies and complicates traditional narratives of race, property, and citizenship in the United States. Rather than simply rehearsing the standard account of how blacks were historically excluded from homeownership, the authors of these essays explore how the raced history of property affects understandings of home and citizenship. While the narrative of race and real estate in America has usually been relayed in terms of institutional subjugation, dispossession, and forced segregation, the essays collected in this volume acknowledge the validity of these histories while presenting new perspectives on this story.

The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865


Author: Charles W. McCurdy
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807860875
Category: Law
Page: 424
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A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike. Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics.

Corpus Juris Secundum

A Complete Restatement of the Entire American Law as Developed by All Reported Cases
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The police power, public policy and constitutional rights


Author: E. Freund
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5870981069
Category: Law
Page: 819
View: 2500
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Property Rights and Neoliberalism

Cultural Demands and Legal Actions
Author: Dr Laura J Hatcher,Dr Wayne V McIntosh
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409497186
Category: Law
Page: 234
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Property rights and efforts to curb state appropriation of private properties for public purposes have always held high status on the political agenda of the US and many other nations that feature a corporate capitalist economic system. In addition to this, over the last several decades conservative libertarian and neo-liberal groups have put constitutional demands for greater property protection on the agendas of courts in several countries. Studying property rights mobilization in both domestic and comparative contexts, the contributors to this volume bring a range of social science perspectives to address three primary issues: the contours and characteristics of property rights mobilizations; the degree to which property rights movements have influenced development of law in demonstrable ways; and the broader cultural, social and economic implications of modern-era property rights litigation and legal mobilizations. This will be a key text for anyone working within or interested in property rights.

Atlantic Reporter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

The American Decisions

Cases of General Value and Authority Decided in the Courts of Several States
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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Pennsylvania State Reports Containing Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


Author: Pennsylvania. Supreme Court
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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The Revolutionary Constitution


Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991303X
Category: History
Page: 296
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The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union--not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791--because we are no longer the same nation. In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courts--and Congress--redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power. With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.

The Power of Eminent Domain

A Treatise on the Constitutional Principles which Affect the Taking of Property for Public Use
Author: Philip Nichols
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Eminent domain
Page: 560
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"A treatise on the constitutional principles which affect the taking of property for public use."--T.p.

Congressional Record, Volume 154 Part 18


Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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American Land Planning Law

Cases and Materials
Author: Norman Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780882850412
Category: City planning and redevelopment law
Page: 1792
View: 5955
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United States code service, lawyers edition

all Federal laws of a general and permanent nature arranged in accordance with the section numbering of the United States code and the supplements thereto
Author: United States,Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company,Bobbs-Merrill Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Nichols' The Law of Eminent Domain


Author: Philip Nichols,Julius L. Sackman,Patrick J. Rohan,Melvin A. Reskin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Eminent domain
Page: N.A
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Aviation Cases


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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New Life for Cities Around the World

International Handbook on Urban Renewal
Author: James Marshall Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Urban renewal
Page: 233
View: 9149
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