Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined by Bruce BensonProperty Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined by Bruce Benson

Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined

byBruce Benson, Bruce L BensonEditorB. Benson

Paperback | July 21, 2010

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In an effort to understand the reasons for and consequences of the political backlash to the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. New London, this book brings together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners who explore the uses and abuses of eminent domain and regulatory takings.  Two authors propose additional constraints on eminent-domain powers, one chapter considers compensation determination theoretically, another describes compensation determination in practice, three authors explore the politics of takings including post-Kelo legislation, four chapters examine unintended consequences of takings, and the concluding chapter explains the inherent political instability and economic inefficiency resulting from land-use regulation.

Bruce L. Benson is a Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, the DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and Contributing Editor of The Independent Review. He is the author of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice.
Title:Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examinedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pagesPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230102476

ISBN - 13:9780230102477


Table of Contents

Eminent Domain, Regulation, and the Takings Backlash--Bruce L. Benson * PROPOSED CONSTRAINTS ON THE USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN POWERS * Assembling Land for Urban Redevelopment--Steven J. Eagle * The Proper Uses of Eminent Domain for Urban Redevelopment--Samuel R. Staley *  COMPENSATOIN ISSUES IN THEORY AND PRACTICE * Compensation for Taking When Both Equity and Efficiency Matter--Paul Niemann and Perry Shapiro * How Fair is Market Value?--Wallace Kaufman * EMINENT DOMAIN FROM A PUBLIC CHOICE PERSPECTIVE * The Inadequacy of the Planning Process for Protecting Property Owners from the Abuse of Eminent Domain for Private Development.--Scott G. Bullock * The Limits of Backlash--Ilya Somin * Eminent Domain for Private Use--Bruce L. Benson and Matthew Brown * SPILLOVER COSTS OF TAKINGS * Land Grab--Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson * The Adverse Environmental Consequences of Uncompensated Land-Use Controls--Jonathan H. Adler * Markets versus Takings and Regulation--Matthew Brown and Richard L. Stroup * Below-Market Housing Mandates--Tom Means, Edward Stringham and Edward Lopez * Instability and Inefficiency Are the Inevitable Results of Government Planning and Regulatory Implementation-- Bruce L. Benson