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Record number 536787
Title Land, scarcity, and property rights
Author(s) Hartmann, Thomas; Gerber, Jean David
Source In: Instruments of Land Policy Taylor and Francis - ISBN 9781138201514 - p. 3 - 7.
Department(s) Landscape Architecture
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2018
Abstract Scarcity of land is the result of a political process. Only goods and services that are used up through consumption (subtractability) can become scarce (Ostrom et al. 1994). 1 Scarcity is usually thought to be found in situations where limited resources are confronted with demands (or needs) that outreach the available supply. But the story becomes a bit more complex if the rules and regulations that support the (unequal) appropriation and distribution of resource units are taken into account in the analysis, which a political approach to scarcity does.
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