‘Hidden Resources’

Monika Ehrman, ‘Application of Natural Resources Property Theory to Hidden Resources’, 14 International Journal of the Commons 627 (2020). Property law scholarship is often framed in resource-agnostic terms. The field of Property is concerned, fundamentally of course, with governing ‘things’. But the conceptual or theoretical frameworks often assume they can apply equally to any and all resources. Monika Ehrman challenges this notion in her recent work, ‘Application of Natural Resources Property Theory to Hidden Resources’. The key contribution of her article is in underscoring just how important the visibility of a resource (or actually, lack thereof) can be to the formation of property … (more)

[Yael Lifshitz, JOTWELL, 17 December]

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