A Statement of Progressive Property

2 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2009  

Gregory S. Alexander

Cornell Law School

Eduardo M. Penalver

Cornell University - Law School

Joseph William Singer

Harvard Law School

Laura Underkuffler

Cornell University - Law School

Date Written: June 6, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Property, Property Theory

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Gregory S. and Penalver, Eduardo M. and Singer, Joseph William and Underkuffler, Laura, A Statement of Progressive Property (June 6, 2009). Cornell Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 743, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1415345

Gregory S. Alexander

Cornell Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
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United States
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Eduardo Moises Penalver

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

Myron Taylor Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
United States

Joseph W. Singer (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Laura Underkuffler

Cornell University - Law School ( email )

322 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
(607) 255-1245 (Phone)
(607) 255-7193 (Fax)

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