A Statement of Progressive Property
Gregory S. Alexander
Cornell Law School
Eduardo M. Penalver
University of Chicago - Law School
Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School
Cornell University - Law School
June 6, 2009
Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 743, 2009
What would a progressive theory of property look like? Although such a theory might take root within any number of specific normative frameworks, this Statement of Progressive Property outlines several features progressive theories of property should have in common. The Statement argues that we should understand property as both an idea and an institution, that property confers power and shapes community, both in its legal and social dimensions, and that property should be understood as serving plural and incommensurable values whose accommodation is possible through reasoned deliberation and practical judgment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: Property, Property TheoryAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 8, 2009
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