Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Construction of Property
Norms, Institutions, Challenges

  • Author: Amnon Lehavi, Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Israel
  • Date Published: July 2013
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781107273405

Adobe eBook Reader

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The Construction of Property identifies the structural and institutional foundations of property, and explains how these features can accommodate various normative agendas. Offering rich and cutting-edge analysis, the book studies the spectrum of property regimes including private, common and public property as well as innovative forms of property hybrids such as US-style residential community associations, the British Private Finance Initiative, the Israeli Renewing Kibbutz, community land trusts and grassroots phenomena of property ordering in publicly-owned open spaces. It also investigates the protagonists of property beyond the individual and the state, identifying the key role that community organisations and business corporations play for both the private and public aspects of property. The book then addresses property's greatest challenge: the move from a largely domestic legal construct into one that accommodates the increasing social and economic forces of globalisation.

    • Aids in constructing a common concept of property and in fostering a productive dialogue about values and ideals that should be promoted by the institution of property
    • Analysis of real-life property regimes offers important lessons for public decision-makers, community organisations, private and public foundations and social activists
    • Studies the unique role of property protagonists beyond the individual and the state, especially community organisations and business corporations
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107273405
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Structural and Institutional Foundations:
    1. Property as a legal construct
    2. Rules and standards: an institutional analysis of property
    Part II. Spectrum of Property Regimes:
    3. Private-common-public: the promise of property hybrids
    Part III. Protagonists of Property: Beyond Individual and State:
    4. How property can create, maintain, or destroy community
    5. The corporation as a nexus of property
    6. Eminent domain, incorporated
    Part IV. The Global Challenges of Property:
    7. Can land law go global?
    8. BITs and pieces of property.

  • Author

    Amnon Lehavi, Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, Israel
    Amnon Lehavi is the Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate at the Radzyner School of Law and Academic Director of the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute, Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) Herzliya, Israel.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.