Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Colorado Doctrine$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Schorr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300134476

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300134476.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use (for details see www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 September 2018

Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.139) Chapter 6 Conclusion
Source:
The Colorado Doctrine
Author(s):

David Schorr

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300134476.003.0006

This concluding chapter examines several aspects of the relationship between the early history of Colorado water law and property theory. It first reviews the distributive-justice principles reflected in the appropriation doctrine. It then examines the classic claim that the adoption of the prior appropriation regime was a transition to a system of more specified private-property rights, driven by considerations of economic efficiency. Next, it looks at other economic explanations for the transition in property rights, especially those highlighting the inefficient institutions that may result from interest group pressure. The fourth section considers some practical, modern implications of this study. Finally, the insights gained into the history of the Colorado Doctrine are used to question conventional classifications of property regimes.

Keywords:   Colorado water law, property theory, distributive justice, appropriation doctrine, private property rights, property regimes

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.