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Functionings of land: Analysing compulsory acquisition cases from Scotland

J Rao

Palgrave MacMillan | Published : 2018

Abstract

© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018. This book focuses on the ‘functionings’ and capabilities generated from land by their owners and the challenge in satisfactorily recreating these through the compensation paid in the case of compulsory acquisition of private land. These discussions initiate a new debate on the insufficiency of existing approaches to compensation that are ignorant of the losses of ‘capabilities’ and ‘functionings’. The relationship between land, ownership and well-being of an individual is explained through the identification of various ‘functionings’ associated with the ownership of land in the context of Scotland. Contemporary approaches to compensatio..

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