Private Property, Development and Freedom: On Taking Our Own Advice

49 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2005  

Steven J. Eagle

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Abstract

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.

Keywords: international development, property rights, regulatory takings, rule of law, Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union

JEL Classification: K11, O17, O19, P14, P31

Suggested Citation

Eagle, Steven J., Private Property, Development and Freedom: On Taking Our Own Advice. Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 4, Spring 2006; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 05-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=794788

Steven J. Eagle (Contact Author)

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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