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Private property and public power : eminent domain in Philadelphia

Author: Deborah Lynn Becher
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the legitimacy of government involvement in private economic actions by presenting a study of property takings. In the first comprehensive study of a city's eminent-domain acquisitions, Debbie Becher explores which properties Philadelphia pursued for private redevelopment and how stakeholders decided that government actions were either a use or abuse of power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Lynn Becher
ISBN: 9780199394746 0199394741 9780199322565 0199322562
OCLC Number: 898330584
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 333 pages)
Contents: Investment and government legitimacy --
The policy and politics of urban redevelopment --
Rhetoric without a cause: beyond libertarian and left cries of abuse --
American Street I: from badlands to promised lands --
American Street II: from promises to protests --
Jefferson Square I: competing visions of investment protection --
Jefferson Square II: legitimacy through reconciled visions --
Compensating for property by recognizing investments --
The politics of property.
Other Titles: Eminent domain in Philadelphia
Responsibility: Debbie Becher.

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This book examines how citizens judge whether government is abusing its power when making use of eminent domain. Debbie Becher argues that neither a belief in property rights nor a desire for growth  Read more...

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How to respond to the problems posed by derelict lots and vacant buildings is a question with which almost every city government grapples. Becher's analysis cuts through the familiar ideological Read more...

 
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