Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation takes a thematic look at expropriation (eminent domain/compulsory purchase) in an international context. Expropriation is a right reserved to all governments and, thus, it has an impact on all societies. This book, the first of its kind, considers the essential issues from the point of view of both developing and developed countries. Each section will cover the major issues, principles and policies surrounding a particular theme and also include the experiences of and examples from different countries and regions including China, India, Nigeria, South East Asia, Northern Europe and the USA. Whilst the book remains international, it provides an overview of the key issues rather than an in depth examination of individual countries' legal systems. Key themes include: * Large scale land acquisitions * Acquisition of traditional land rights * Betterment and blight * Alternatives to expropriation * The future: "good practice", debate and reform This handbook is an essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of land law, planning law, property law and rights, urban studies and international more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138811602
  • 9781138811607

About Frances Plimmer

Frances Plimmer holds an MPhil, and PhD. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, and a member of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation and of the USA-based International Association of Assessing Officers. She is currently the Chair of Commission 9 (Valuation and Real Estate Management) for the UN-affiliated International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) as well as being the UK delegate to FIG representing Valuation and Real Estate Management. William J. McCluskey is presently a reader in real estate and valuation at the University of Ulster. He has held various international positions including Visiting Professor of Real Estate at the University of Lodz, Poland and Professor of Property Studies at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. His main professional and academic interests are in the fields of real estate valuation and ad valorem property tax systems, local government finance, computer assisted mass appraisal modelling and the application of geographic information systems. He has been involved in a number of international projects advising on ad valorem property tax issues including Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Bermuda, Poland, Kosovo, Tanzania and South Africa. He holds an BSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Ulster and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and board member of the International Property Tax more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I Compensation Part II Alternatives to expropriation Part III Large Scale Land Acquisitions Part IV Issues affecting developing countries Part V Acquisition of traditional land rights Part VI Betterment and Blight Part VII Conclusionshow more