Ting Xu and Alison Clarke (eds), Legal Strategies for the Development and Protection of Communal Property, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, 256 pp, hb £65.00. In recent years, top‐down policy initiatives and bottom‐up projects have proliferated worldwide with the aim of facilitating forms of collective use and governance of increasingly crucial resources, such as land, housing, water, and knowledge. These initiatives have impacted on property law, putting pressure on the traditional understanding of property rights centered on the owners’ right to exclude others from the use and enjoyment of a resource. At the same time, progressive property theorists and commons scholars have increasingly focused their attention on situations where access, sharing, and collective governance characterise the relationship between individuals or groups, on the one side, and a resource or set of resources, on the other side … (more)
Fabiana Bettini, ‘Ting Xu and Alison Clarke (eds), Legal Strategies for the Development and Protection of Communal Property, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018′, Modern Law Review. https://doi-org.ucc.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12559. First published: 9 July 2020.