Routledge Handbook of Property, Law, and Society

Nicole Graham (Editor), Margaret Davies (Editor), Lee Godden (Editor)

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This handbook brings together diverse perspectives, major topics, and multiple approaches to one of the biggest legal institutions in society: property.

Property touches on many fundamental human questions. It involves decisions about power, economy, morality, work, and ecology. It also involves ideas about where humans fit in the world and how humans relate to more-than-human life. This book will ask in myriad ways such questions as: what property means, what kinds of property there are, what is and should be the relationship between owned and owner, and what is the impact of different forms of property on life in this world? Drawing on a range of socio-legal and empirical methodologies, renowned scholars and rising stars in property from around the world present current issues and map future directions in research. Coming from the place of law but reaching out through cognate disciplines, this handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of current research at the interface of property, society, and the environment.

This handbook will appeal to students and researchers across a range of disciplines, including law, sociology, geography, history, and economics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages471
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-00313961-4
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-68881-3, 978-0-367-68918-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Built Environment
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Geography
  • Global Development
  • Law
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Studies


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