Private Property, Development and Freedom: On Taking Our Own Advice
Steven J. Eagle
George Mason University School of Law
Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 4, Spring 2006
George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-19
The author asserts that adherence to the rule of law, including property law, is a necessary condition to economic development and human freedom. United States governmental agencies and private institutes have attempted to convey this message to Russia, other states of the former Soviet Union, and former Soviet satellite states, with some success. Finally, and unfortunately, the United States has veered away from the very adherence to the rule of law respecting property which it espouses abroad.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 49
Keywords: international development, property rights, regulatory takings, rule of law, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union
JEL Classification: K11, O17, O19, P14, P31Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 31, 2005
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