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Encouraging Conservation on Private Lands: A Behavioral Analysis of Financial Incentives
This Article offers a behavioral analysis of conservation incentives on private land. Contrary to the hyperbole surrounding landowner incentives, financial rewards typically produce moderate, notExpand
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Residential Protectionism and the Legal Mythology of Home
Residential real estate has achieved an exalted status and privileged position in American property law. The notion of the home as a special object deserving heightened protection is widely acceptedExpand
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Reassessing the Citizen Virtues of Homeownership
The assumption that homeownership creates more politically and civically engaged citizens who contribute to local communities (as well as national democracy) dominates property law. This beliefExpand
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Protecting Property Through Politics: State Legislative Checks and Judicial Takings
In the 2010 Supreme Court case Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, a plurality of the Court launched judicial takings in political and scholarly debate andExpand
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Psychology, the State, and Special Interests: The Battle of Expertise in Psychology-Informed Law
  • S. Stern
  • Political Science
  • 17 February 2016
There has been tremendous national attention to the use of psychology-informed laws to improve, and in some instances substitute for, substantive regulation. A number of recent laws, as well as a newExpand
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The Dark Side of Town: The Social Capital Revolution in Residential Property
Social capital has pervaded property law, with scholars and policymakers advocating laws and property arrangements to promote social capital and relying on social capital to devolve propertyExpand
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