Advanced Topics: Real Property
It then applies these general theoretical arguments to a variety of empirical settings: American land use regimes, particularly zoning ordinances and regulations; contemporary land use regulations in several foreign countries, covering Continental Europe, East Asian, and Latin America; and historical land institutions in early modern Western Europe and East Asia. By emphasizing a comparative and historical approach, the course attempts to highlight the social and cultural assumptions underlying many traditional theories of landownership and utilization.
There is no final examination for this course. Grades are computed on the basis of in-class participation and a final research paper. Students who wish to satisfy degree writing requirements through this course should discuss that possibility with the instructor.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.