Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2010.
Book — viii, 233 p. ; 25 cm.
Introduction / D. Benjamin Barros
The costs of regulation or the consequences of poverty? : progressive lessons from de Soto / Eduardo M. Peñalver
Invasions, innovation, environment / Carol M. Rose
Culture and capitalism : a comment on de Soto / Gregory S. Alexander
Hernando de Soto and the histories of property law / Alfred L. Brophy
Anticipating de Soto : allotment of Indian reservations and the dangers of land-titling / Ezra Rosser
Leaving the body of property law? : meltdowns, land rushes, and failed economic development / Rashmi Dyal-Chand
The bell jar and the bullhorn : Hernando de Soto and communication through title / Nestor M. Davidson
Red tape and gridlock / Larissa Katz
Mercantilism, American style / Nicole Stelle Garnett
Hernando de Soto, formal property systems, and the intangible asset paradox / Juliet M. Moringiello
The economics of welfare : of Hernando de Soto and Susette Kelo / Denis J. Brion.
Hernando de Soto is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. His books "The Mystery of Capital" and "The Other Path" have had a tremendous impact on debates about international development. But his work also has been controversial, and some of his arguments have received sustained criticism. One of de Soto's core ideas is that the institution of private property is necessary for the proper functioning of a market economy. Yet even though many property scholars closely follow de Soto's work, his ideas have been neglected in property law scholarship. And although his work has been widely discussed in the context of property in developing countries, it has not had the same impact on the property issues that arise in mature market economies like the United States. This new collection seeks to remedy this neglect, bringing together a diverse group of scholars to apply de Soto's work to a wide range of contemporary issues in property law and theory. The important contribution it makes to debates and controversies in property law, as well as in related economic fields, will appeal to scholars of both law and economics. (source: Nielsen Book Data)