Theories of Property hypo

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Theories of Property hypo

Postby old_soul » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:50 pm

Does anyone have a theories of property hypo (Locke etc) and sample answer I could look at? One of our essay questions are going to be based on this and I couldn't find a sample q to look at.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Theories of Property hypo

Postby cmartin5970 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:13 pm

For my exam we had to apply Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons to one issue we discussed in class, and I applied it to nuisance. It was pretty straightforward about pollution and compared it to Hardin's example regarding over-grazing.

With Locke, we discussed him with adverse possession, you work the land then you deserve to keep it, and also how acquisition through possession can often go against this theory, Pierson v. Post.

What other theories are you supposed to know? We only discussed four theories: Bentham, Hardin, Locke and Radin so my knowledge is pretty limited.

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