The Dimensions of Rights: A Classification of Environmental Rights and Production Rights

European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1997.

Posted: 28 May 1998

See all articles by Joost M. E. Pennings

Joost M. E. Pennings

Maastricht University; Wageningen UR

Willem J.M. Heijman

Wageningen Agricultural University

Matthew T.G. Meulenberg

Wageningen UR

Abstract

The literature on rights has paid much attention to the description of rights and the performance of systems of rights. Less has been published on identifying the underlying dimensions of rights, even though such identification seems important for understanding the different types of rights and for classifying them so as to facilitate the process of development that occurs when introducing rights (Miller (1995)). In this article a theoretical framework, which sheds light on the structure of rights, is developed. After examining the characteristics of rights, a correspondence analysis is carried out on existing rights and on a hypothetical ideal right in order to find similarities between them and to identify their underlying structure.

JEL Classification: K2, K32

Suggested Citation

Pennings, Joost M. E. and Heijman, Willem J.M. and Meulenberg, Matthew T.G., The Dimensions of Rights: A Classification of Environmental Rights and Production Rights. European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1997.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=10012

Joost M. E. Pennings (Contact Author)

Maastricht University ( email )

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Wageningen UR ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
Wageningen, 6706KN
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Willem J.M. Heijman

Wageningen Agricultural University ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN
Wageningen
Netherlands

Matthew T.G. Meulenberg

Wageningen UR ( email )

Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Department of Marketing and Marketing Research
Wageningen
Netherlands
31-317-482205 (Phone)
31-317-484361 (Fax)

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