The Compatibility of Absolute Property Right in Liberal State: A Critique of Locke and Blackstone

Posted: 3 Jun 2021

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Siddik Rabiyath

Department of Economics, University of Kerala; CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Date Written: May 22, 2021

Abstract

The modern conceptualisation of the absolute property right has been observed in the Two Treatises of Government by Locke. In the Commentaries of the Laws of England, Blackstone too had remarked on the characteristics of private property right. The paper critically appraises the compatibility of the establishment of private property right holding the characteristics of absoluteness. The paper follows a discursive method.

Keywords: Property Rights, Absolute Right, Labour Theory of Value, Liberal State, John Locke, William Blackstone, Thomas Hobbes

JEL Classification: D23, H82, K11, P14, P26, P48

Suggested Citation

Rabiyath, Siddik, The Compatibility of Absolute Property Right in Liberal State: A Critique of Locke and Blackstone (May 22, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3851363

Siddik Rabiyath (Contact Author)

Department of Economics, University of Kerala ( email )

Kariavattom
Trivandrum, KS Kerala 695581
India

HOME PAGE: http://www.keralauniversity.ac.in/economics/faculty_details.html?id=227

CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University ( email )

New Delhi
India

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