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[23PacRimLPolyJ0001] More Market-Oriented than the United States and More Socialist than China: A Comparative Public Property Story of Singapore

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dc.contributor.author Chen, Jianlin
dc.contributor.author Cui, Jiongzhe
dc.date 2014-01
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-16T14:18:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-16T14:18:59Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation 23 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1 (2014) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1332
dc.description Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, volume 23 no.1, January 2014
dc.description.abstract Jianlin Chen is an Assistant Law Professor at the University of Hong Kong, J.S.D. Candidate (University of Chicago), L.L.M. (University of Chicago), L.L.B. (University of Singapore), and is admitted to the bar in New York and Singapore. Jiongzhe Cui is a trainee Solicitor (Leung & Lau), P.C.L.L. (City University of Hong Kong), J.D. (City University of Hong Kong), and L.L.B. (Fudan University). Abstract: Compared to the more illustrious conceptualization of private property, the conceptualization of public property remains at a surprisingly infantile stage. The very definition of public property is ambiguous. This article utilizes a comparative case study of traffic congestion policies in the United States, China, and Singapore to highlight the conceptual pitfalls posed by the current confusion on public property. This article proposes a refined public property framework that offers greater conceptual clarity on the real issues at stake. In particular, this article argues that “property” in public property should include regulatory permits while “public” in public property should not be distracted by the requirement of public access. The allocation considerations of efficiency and fairness governing conventional public property are equally applicable to economically valuable regulatory permits. Similarly, public access is a mere form of allocation that should be changed upon alterations in use pattern arising from technological advancement and socioeconomic changes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [23PacRimLPolyJ0001] More Market-Oriented than the United States and More Socialist than China: A Comparative Public Property Story of Singapore en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2014 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal Association en_US

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