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Economy of the Gift: Rethinking the Role of Land Enclosure in Political Economy

Mei, Todd (2009) Economy of the Gift: Rethinking the Role of Land Enclosure in Political Economy. Modern Theology, 25 (3). pp. 441-468. ISSN 0266-7177. E-ISSN 1468-0025. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0025.2009.01536.x) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:22423)

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The theological revivification of the concept of gift and gift exchange in the last two decades has provoked questions on how notions of divine superabundance can be translated into economics. In this article, I relate the thinking of Paul Ricoeur, John Milbank, Philip Goodchild and Albino Barrera to a specific economic reform that entails seeing land enclosure as inimical to the stability and fairness of an economy. I refer to the political economy of Henry George (1839-97) which takes land value taxation to be its centrally defining principle for a just economy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-0025.2009.01536.x
Subjects: J Political Science
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Todd Mei
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 14:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:01 UTC
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