Land Law and Urban Policy in Context: Essays on the Contributions of Patrick McAuslan, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Land Law and Urban Policy in Context

Essays on the Contributions of Patrick McAuslan, 1st Edition

Edited by Thanos Zartaloudis


246 pages

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This book is a collection of essays honouring and engaging with the work of the late Professor Patrick McAuslan. It is a collection that narrates, analyses and critiques McAuslan’s contributions, as well as offering substantive perspectives on how his work has impacted the legal fields in which he was involved: including those of land law, urban planning law and policy, land use and participation in developing countries, democratic constitutionalism, and legal education. The essays present McAuslan’s contributions in the contexts in which they emerged, and according to both the circumstances and motivations that shaped them, as well as the challenges they encountered. It thus provides an ideal point of engagement for scholars, students and policy makers that have already interacted with McAuslan’s ideas and work, or who have yet to do so.

Table of Contents

Preface, D. McAuslan, Introduction, T. Zartaloudis, L. Mulcahy and A. Paliwala 1. P. McAuslan, Scholarly Origins of Preaching and Practice: Lord and Professor in the Understanding of Modern Land Law 2. W. Twining, McAuslan in Context: Early Days in Dar and Warwick 3. A. Paliwala, The Avatars of Dar Legal Education: From Law in Context to Political Economy of Law to Good Governance and Human Rights 4. M. Adams, The Vagaries of Consulting on Land Policy and Land Law Reform in Africa 1994-2006 5. L. Alden Wily, Grand Larceny in Land Relations: McAuslan’s Contribution to Limiting Large-Scale Land Theft in Africa 6. M. Loughlin, The Rise and Fall of Urban Law, 1968-1985 7. L. Stein, Comparative and International Urban Land Law and Policy 8. A. Manji, Illegal and Irregular Allocation of Public Land in Kenya: A Reconsideration of Patrick McAuslan’s ‘Bringing the Law Back In’ 9. J. McEldowney, Public Law, Political Thought and Democratic Constitutionalism: a 21st Century Odyssey 10. A. Azuela, Public Participation and Legal Standing: Mexican High Courts and the Recognition of Collective Claims in Urban and Environmental Conflicts.

About the Editor

Thanos Zartaloudis is based at Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK.

About the Series

Birkbeck Law Press

Birkbeck Law School has been recognised as an international centre of research excellence, specialising in legal theory and theoretically informed socio-legal research and pioneering critical approaches to scholarship.

Birkbeck Law Press aims to develop a distinct publishing profile by addressing the legal challenges of late modernity. Globalisation and the move towards universal legal values, which should respect cultural specificities and local conditions, has created the urgent need for greater dialogue and understanding between the major schools of thought and legal systems in the world. Most legal publishing, driven by the needs of specialisation and the state-based nature of positive law, has not systematically addressed these concerns.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Housing & Urban Development
LAW / Land Use