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The Land Problem in the Developed Economy (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Andrew H. Dawson


266 pages

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Land is an important finite commodity in the modern world. In the past wars have been fought over it and land shortage has been the cause of many famines. In modern times debates rage over just how land should be controlled by government and over whether land should be publicly or privately owned.

This book, which was first published in 1984, surveys the major problems and debates connected with land use in the modern developed world. The opening chapters examine the main components of the problem and describe the development of the debate about land from Malthus onwards. The book then analyses land policy in a number of different countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, and Eastern Europe.

This book is ideal for students of geography and economics.

Table of Contents

List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Land and the Developed Economy 2. Malthus and his Followers 3. Actors and Optima in the Land-Use Debate 4. Land-Use Regulation in Britain 5. Land-Use Regulation in Japan 6. Land-Use Regulation in the United States of America 7. Land-Use Regulation in Eastern Europe 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography