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Functionings of Land

Analysing Compulsory Acquisition Cases from Scotland

Authors: Rao, Jyoti

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  • Elaborates on the benefits (or ‘functionings’) of land for the landowners 
  • Analyses discussions on the loss of functionings in the cases of compulsory acquisition in Scotland 
  • Presents in-depth analysis of nineteen cases, and derives a list of eighteen functionings that are offered by landownership
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This book focuses on the 'functionings' and capabilities generated from land by their owners and the challenge in satisfactorily recreating these through the compensation paid in the case of compulsory acquisition of private land. These discussions initiate a new debate on the insufficiency of existing approaches to compensation that are ignorant of the losses of ‘capabilities’ and ‘functionings’. The relationship between land, ownership and well-being of an individual is explained through the identification of various ‘functionings’ associated with the ownership of land in the context of Scotland.

Contemporary approaches to compensation, founded on the utilitarian argument, have led to dissatisfactory outcomes for the affected landowners. Discussions in this book shift the focus to equalizing the share of burdens and benefits for each individual member of the society, through equalization of human capabilities.

This book will be of value to development economists, researchers, policy makers and law makers concerned with compulsory acquisition of land.  


About the authors

Jyoti Rao is an early career researcher pursuing doctoral research at the University of Melbourne. Her primary research interest is in issues related to housing, urban development, and land economics with most of her publications being in related fields. Jyoti is a trained architect, urban planner and real estate professional with experience of working in the industry and in academia.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1441-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1440-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functionings of Land
Book Subtitle
Analysing Compulsory Acquisition Cases from Scotland
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1441-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1441-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1440-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 115
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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