Realizing Property Rights

Cultural Writing. Political Science. Hernando de Soto and Francis Cheneval have edited a collection of ground-breaking cases as part of the Swiss Human Rights Book series which deal with property rights as human rights.

Realizing Property Rights

Cultural Writing. Political Science. Hernando de Soto and Francis Cheneval have edited a collection of ground-breaking cases as part of the Swiss Human Rights Book series which deal with property rights as human rights. Topics include Resource Conflict in the Sudan, Land Reform in Zimbabwe, Rural Property in China, Land Rights for Rural Women, etc.

Realizing Property Rights

Cultural Writing. Political Science. Hernando de Soto and Francis Cheneval have edited a collection of ground-breaking cases as part of the Swiss Human Rights Book series which deal with property rights as human rights.

Realizing Property Rights

Cultural Writing. Political Science. Hernando de Soto and Francis Cheneval have edited a collection of ground-breaking cases as part of the Swiss Human Rights Book series which deal with property rights as human rights. Topics include Resource Conflict in the Sudan, Land Reform in Zimbabwe, Rural Property in China, Land Rights for Rural Women, etc.

Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty

Chapter 8 Are Africans Culturally Unsuited to Property Rights and the Rule of
Law ? ... Based on the Case of Tanzania ? in H . de Soto and F . Cheneval ( eds )
, Realizing Property Rights – Swiss Human Rights Book , volume 1 ( Zurich :
Rüffer ...

Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty

How best to improve the position of the world's poorest people remains one of the major issues facing the human species. This book investigates the role that legal empowerment and rights (including human rights) can play in tackling poverty and enabling poor people in developing countries to take action to improve their positions.

Realizing women s rights to land in the law

If multiple instruments recognize different customary land rights,34 each of these
is relevantand should be scanned for the existence of the proxy and the results
recorded on the forms In some cases, primary legislation recognizing ...

Realizing women s rights to land in the law

This publication provides guidance for reporting on Sustainable Development Goal Target 5.a. Progress towards this target is measured through ownership and/or control over land. This step-by-step guide on the “how” of measuring progress on indicator 5.a.2. covers the collection of information on the policy framework, the assessment of each of the proxies, and reporting.

Realizing Freedom

property in a thing” is far more precise and reflects the complex multiplicity of
property arrangements that are possible and that ... and the modern law—and—
economics scholars realize, “ownership” normally represents a bundle of such
rights.

Realizing Freedom

Readers looking for a guide to classical liberal thought will benefit from this extensive and well-considered essay, compiled by a leading authority in the field. For more than 25 years, Tom Palmer has lived his life according to a very simple ideal: Liberty is for everyone. Academics debate the finer points of political theory, but liberty belongs to us all, and everyone can benefit from it. Realizing Freedom is a testament to that ideal. A tireless educator, Palmer has traveled the world to bring the message of freedom to people on every continent. At home, he’s been an incisive commentator on current affairs as well as an original thinker in political philosophy. The essays in this volume are drawn from two and a half decades of work, and they reflect the many levels on which Palmer has promoted individual liberty.

Comparative Perspectives on Communal Lands and Individual Ownership

KabuboMariara, J 2006, Land Conservation in Kenya: The Role of Property
Rights, African Economic Research ... (eds), Realizing Property Rights, Rüffer &
Rub, Zürich. de Soto, H & Cheneval F (eds) 2006, Realizing Property Rights,
Rüffer ...

Comparative Perspectives on Communal Lands and Individual Ownership

Comparative Perspectives on Communal Lands and Individual Ownership: Sustainable Futures addresses property and land title as central mechanisms governing access to communally-held land and resources. The collection assesses the effectiveness of property law and tenure models developed around concepts of individual ownership, for achieving long-term environmental and economic sustainability for indigenous peoples and local communities. It explores the momentum for change in the international realm, and then develops a comparative focus across Australia, North America, Africa, Peru, New Zealand and the Pacific region, examining the historical and current impacts of individuation of title on the customary law and practice of indigenous peoples and local communities. Themes of property, privatisation and sustainable communities are developed in theoretical analyses and case studies from these jurisdictions. The case studies throw into sharp relief how questions of land law and resources management should not be separated from wider issues about the long-term viability of communities. Comparative analysis allows consideration of how western models of land tenure and land title might better accommodate the exercise of traditional practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, while still promoting autonomy, choice and economic development. This volume will be of interest to scholars and professionals working in the fields of property law, land reform, policy and planning, indigenous law and customary law, environmental sustainability, development and resource management.

Global Environmental Commons

We need to allocate property rights on biodiversity and ecosystem services
before their market value can be realized. Property rights are needed before
markets can exist, before their services can be traded, and before market prices
and real ...

Global Environmental Commons

This volume provides an overview of global environmental governance and the effectiveness of different governance mechanisms. Bringing together a broad range of perspectives, it addresses key challenges in contemporary global governance of environmental change.

Intellectual Property Rights in China

In the WIPO Asian regional training workshop on the use of industrial property
and technology transfer arrangements in the ... of respecting knowledge,
respecting intellects, respecting intellectual achievements of other people and
realizing the ...

Intellectual Property Rights in China

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement is so rampant in China that counterfeit goods - from general household merchandise, garments and media consumables to specialist products including pharmaceutical products and super computer chips - can be found in roadside stalls, markets, shops, department stores and even laboratory of leading universities. If allowed to continue these infringements may further engender a socially accepted culture of ‘fakeness’ that may seriously hamper innovation and economic progress. Gordon C. K. Cheung uses the case of intellectual property rights (IPR) to examine how and to what extent market forces and knowledge development affect the relationships of China and the world, especially the United States. Including detailed original statistics and data collected from Chinese provinces and cities and in-depth interviews with legal experts and policy makers, this book gives a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges that China faces as it increasingly becomes part of the global society. Intellectual Property Rights in China is a stimulating read for anyone studying Chinese Business and International Political Economy.

Realizing the Impossible

Their own type of resistance comes from their desires and willingness to figure
out effective strategies for contesting abusive corporate monopolies and
intellectual property rights absurdities, even if that means looking and acting
completely ...

Realizing the Impossible

Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community

... policies and practices related to competition, infrastructure development,
intellectual property rights, and other related matters. Currently, member states
vary considerably in the sophistication of their competition policies, and some
have only ...

Realizing the ASEAN Economic Community

The goal of this book is to assess empirically the likely economic effects of the AEC on the ASEAN member states and associated stakeholders.

Planning Law and Economics

Land-use planning is no more than the actions taken by a state agency to realize
the ambitions which it adopts for the land use in a particular location. The
differences – if there are any – between land-use planning and related concepts
such ...

Planning  Law and Economics

What rights does the state have over privately owned land? Why should some landowners be favoured over others? How can the practice of land-use planning be improved? This book addresses these essential questions and shows that the interests people have in property rights over land and buildings are not just emotional but often financial too. It follows that the law, which affects who has property rights, what those rights are and how they may be used, can have great financial consequences for people and great economic consequences for society in general. For those reasons, looking at land-use planning as it affects and is affected by property rights illuminates some core aspects of land-use planning, including the law, economics, ethics and ideology. In this book, Needham examines those aspects from the clear perspective of property rights.

Realizing Women s Rights to Land and other Productive Resources

This publication provides detailed guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, ...

Realizing Women  s Rights to Land and other Productive Resources

This publication provides detailed guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. It is based on the results of an expert group meeting held in June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland, where critical issues facing women today in relation to the enjoyment of their land rights were raised. Land itself can be understood to include farmland, wetland, pasture, rangeland, fishery, forest, as well as harvesting and hunting territories. Throughout this publication the phrase “women’s rights to land” must be understood holistically and in a manner which is grounded in the international human rights framework, and in the context of intersecting forms of discrimination. While this publication focuses on women’s rights to land, it is also recognized that land is inextricably linked to women’s access to, use of and control over other productive resources, such as property, fisheries, livestock and game. Therefore, the publication also uses the phrase “women’s rights to land and other productive resources” to reflect this broader context.

Realizing Rawls

I am especially interested in Nozick's claim that Rawls's approach begs important
questions , particularly against historical entitlement theories of distributive justice
, in which ownership rights are defined recursively and operate as side ...

Realizing Rawls


Realizing the Right to Development

Patents are the primary determinants of drug prices and are protected
internationally under the World Trade Organization ( WTO ) Agreement on Trade
- Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ( TRIPS ) . The TRIPS
Agreement requires ...

Realizing the Right to Development

This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.

Social Physics

Swiss Human Rights Book, Volume 1: Realizing Property Rights. Switzerland:
Rüffer&Rub. Dietz, T., E. Ostrom, and P. Stern. 2003. “The Struggle to Govern the
Commons.” Science 302, no. 5652 (December 12): 1907–12. Dijksterhuis, A.
2004 ...

Social Physics

From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable discoveries significant enough to become the bedrock of a whole new scientific field: social physics. Humans have more in common with bees than we like to admit: We’re social creatures first and foremost. Our most important habits of action—and most basic notions of common sense—are wired into us through our coordination in social groups. Social physics is about idea flow, the way human social networks spread ideas and transform those ideas into behaviors. Thanks to the millions of digital bread crumbs people leave behind via smartphones, GPS devices, and the Internet, the amount of new information we have about human activity is truly profound. Until now, sociologists have depended on limited data sets and surveys that tell us how people say they think and behave, rather than what they actually do. As a result, we’ve been stuck with the same stale social structures—classes, markets—and a focus on individual actors, data snapshots, and steady states. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Pentland and his teams have found that they can study patterns of information exchange in a social network without any knowledge of the actual content of the information and predict with stunning accuracy how productive and effective that network is, whether it’s a business or an entire city. We can maximize a group’s collective intelligence to improve performance and use social incentives to create new organizations and guide them through disruptive change in a way that maximizes the good. At every level of interaction, from small groups to large cities, social networks can be tuned to increase exploration and engagement, thus vastly improving idea flow. Social Physics will change the way we think about how we learn and how our social groups work—and can be made to work better, at every level of society. Pentland leads readers to the edge of the most important revolution in the study of social behavior in a generation, an entirely new way to look at life itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Land Law and Islam

Comparative studies of Islamic and international human rights regimes often find
less of a conflict with respect to land ... are to be realized , but it is not
fundamental to the recognition of land , property and housing rights in Islamic
societies .

Land  Law and Islam

In this pioneering work, Siraj Sait and Hilary Lim address Islamic property and land rights drawing on a range of socio-historical, classical and contemporary debates and their practice. They address the significance of Islamic theories of property and Islamic land tenure regimes on the "webs of tenure" prevalent in the Muslim societies. They consider the possibilities with Islamic legal and human rights systems for the development of inclusive, pro-poor and innovative approaches to land rights. They also focus on Muslim women's rights to property and inheritance systems. Engaging with institutions such as the Islamic endowment (waqf) and principles of Islamic microfinance, they test the workability of "authentic" Islamic proposals. Located in human rights as well as Islamic debates, this study offers a well researched and constructive appraisal of property and land rights in the Muslim world.

U S foreign policy and intellectual property rights in Latin America

Round's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights,
Including Trade in Counterfeit Goods ... to be privately held,15 as they struggle to
attract world-class technologies to their shores, they are slowly realizing that, in
the ...

U S  foreign policy and intellectual property rights in Latin America


SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy

Hume also holds that property is natural to humanity. He recognizes that
individuals live in a world which provides them with a great mind, and that this
mind is capable of realizing the exceptional limits on the resources available to
them. Thus ...

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest in philosophy and life’s big questions. What keeps SpongeBob “reeling in” major audiences on a daily basis is that underneath the lighthearted and whimsical exterior are the seeds of philosophical discussions about identity and the self, our obligations toward others, benefits and tensions of the individual in community, principles of the marketplace and environmental ethics, and questions of just how exactly Jack Kahuna Laguna can build a fire at the bottom of the ocean. (Okay, so perhaps we don’t have an answer for that last one, but maybe if you look into that fire long enough the answer will be revealed.) The book begins with a section exploration of the major characters of the series. For instance, chapter 1 uses the philosophies of Aristotle to demonstrate why SpongeBob, more than any other character in the series, is defined by a life of well-being and flourishing. Chapter two provides an assessment of SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick Star.

Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights

Gives all stakeholders vital information to instill confidence by helping them better understand their individual roles in the IPR process Designed for a diverse readership that may not have background knowledge of the legal nuances of IPR, ...

Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights

"We need to seamlessly integrate IPR in the standard graduate/post graduate courses in science, technology, commerce, creative arts, etc., without over burdening the students with law" —Dr Prabuddha Ganguli, CEO, VISION-IPR Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights: Research, Design, and Commercialization offers an overview of the dynamics of development and commercialization in nanotech, where strategic integration of IP, R&D, and commercialization has become imperative. It demystifies issues of intellectual property rights (IPR) associated with research, design, technology transfer, and commercialization of innovations in technology-led areas such as nanotech. Gives all stakeholders vital information to instill confidence by helping them better understand their individual roles in the IPR process Designed for a diverse readership that may not have background knowledge of the legal nuances of IPR, this book clearly articulates techno-legal aspects of nano-related innovations to aid their effective integration into businesses. This resource stands apart by using numerous case studies and pictorial illustrations, addressing aspects ranging from ideation to commercialization of IP-enabled nanotechnology. It illustrates the evolving patent landscape in nanotechnology, explores the international patent classification system, and details patenting procedures in a range of jurisdictions, including search for nanotechnology prior art and creation of search strategies. The authors discuss patent-led nanotechnology businesses, presenting a wide range of case studies that address construction of valuable patent portfolios, growth of start-ups, and consolidation of IP-led nanobusinesses through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, etc. They also cover patent litigations in nanotechnologies and the significance of strategically crafting agreements related to IP transactions. In addition, they address compliance with contractual obligations, the importance of well-drafted patent specifications, and sensitive aspects of conducting techno-legal due diligence prior to the development and marketing of products. Also covered are vulnerabilities in challenging/defending the validity of patents and negotiating settlements. Integrating use of the IPRinternalise® model for capacity building in human and infrastructural resources, the authors assess the future of IP landscaping in nanotechnology. Here, they focus on patentability, public perception of risks to health and ecosystems, institutionalized management of intellectual property rights, and the steps that will be necessary to meet these and other such challenges on the way to realizing profits in nanotech.