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Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property

Joseph William Singer


This book offers a new view of property and the entitlements and obligations of its owners. The book argues against the conventional understanding that owners have the right to control their property as they see fit, with few limitations by government. Instead, property should be understood as a mode of organizing social relations. The book focuses on the ways in which property law reflects and shapes social relationships. It contends that property is a matter not of right but of entitlement—and entitlement is a complex accommodation of mutual claims. Property requires regulation—property is a ... More

Keywords: obligations, social relations, property law, mutual claims, regulation, wealth, liberty, power, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780300080193
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300080193.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph William Singer, author