Policy Press

Property in Contemporary Capitalism

By Paddy Ireland

Published

Jul 31, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529238143

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 31, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529235784

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 31, 2024

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529235791

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Property in Contemporary Capitalism

Amid the shift towards neoliberalism and the privatization of resources, this book provides a radical new lens to view property and property theory.

Boldly challenging the conventional theories of property law that have shaped our understanding for centuries, leading expert Paddy Ireland explores the rise and growth of new intangible property forms; the nature of ‘investment’ and of property-as-capital; and the empirical realities of modern property.

Raising broader questions about ownership in society, the author ignites a powerful conversation about the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth, forcing us to confront that our current property system bears considerable responsibility for the current ‘polycrisis.

This groundbreaking work will set the agenda for a new era in property theory.

Paddy Ireland is Professor of Law at the University of Bristol.

1. Introduction

2. From Thing-Ownership to Bundle of Rights to Social Relation

3. The Dual Nature of Property

4. Profiting from the Efforts of Others

5. Defending the Property Status Quo

6. Property in Contemporary Capitalism

7. Property and Social Transformation