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The Resource Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership, Andro Linklater

Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership, Andro Linklater

Label
Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership
Title
Owning the earth
Title remainder
the transforming history of land ownership
Statement of responsibility
Andro Linklater
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, were consigned to history by, Andro Linklater persuasively argues, the most creative and at the same time destructive cultural force in the modern era-the idea of individual, exclusive ownership of land. Spreading from both shores of the north Atlantic, it laid waste to traditional communal civilizations, displacing entire peoples from their homelands, but at the same time brought into being a unique concept of individual freedom and a distinct form of representative government and democratic institutions. By contrast, as Linklater demonstrates, other great civilizations, in Russia, China, and the Islamic world, evolved very different structures of land ownership and thus very different forms of government and social responsibility. The history and evolution of landownership is a fascinating chronicle in the history of civilization, offering unexpected insights about how various forms of democracy and capitalism developed, as well as a revealing analysis of a future where the Earth must sustain nine billion lives. Seen through the eyes of remarkable individuals-Chinese emperors; German peasants; the seventeenth century English surveyor William Petty, who first saw the connection between private property and free-market capitalism; the American radical Wolf Ladejinsky, whose land redistribution in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea after WWII made possible the emergence of Asian tiger economies-Owning the Earth presents a radically new view of mankind's place on the planet
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linklater, Andro
Dewey number
333.309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1251
LC item number
.L496 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Land tenure
Label
Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership, Andro Linklater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The peasants
  • Autocratic ownership
  • The equilibrium of land ownership
  • The society that private property created
  • Land becomes mind
  • The independence of an owner
  • The challenge to private property
  • The triumph of individual ownership
  • The evolution of property
  • The empire of land
  • A new way of owning the earth
  • The end of serfdom and slavery
  • The crisis of capitalism
  • The threat to democracy
  • State capitalism
  • The Cold war
  • The end of land reform
  • Rostow's legacy
  • The experiment that failed
  • The economics of the industrial home
  • Undoing the damage
  • The concept
  • Feeding the future
  • Epilogue
  • The rights and politics of owning the earth
  • The rights of private property
  • The two capitalisms
  • The morality of property
  • The alternative to private property
  • What came before
Control code
ocn827256839
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
viii, 482 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781620402894
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505 - Master record encoding level change
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827256839
Label
Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership, Andro Linklater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The peasants
  • Autocratic ownership
  • The equilibrium of land ownership
  • The society that private property created
  • Land becomes mind
  • The independence of an owner
  • The challenge to private property
  • The triumph of individual ownership
  • The evolution of property
  • The empire of land
  • A new way of owning the earth
  • The end of serfdom and slavery
  • The crisis of capitalism
  • The threat to democracy
  • State capitalism
  • The Cold war
  • The end of land reform
  • Rostow's legacy
  • The experiment that failed
  • The economics of the industrial home
  • Undoing the damage
  • The concept
  • Feeding the future
  • Epilogue
  • The rights and politics of owning the earth
  • The rights of private property
  • The two capitalisms
  • The morality of property
  • The alternative to private property
  • What came before
Control code
ocn827256839
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
viii, 482 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781620402894
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013011970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505 - Master record encoding level change
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)827256839

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