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Matters of ownership: a 'people's port' for Dover?

Bottomley, Anne, Moore, Nathan (2013) Matters of ownership: a 'people's port' for Dover? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 64 (3). pp. 365-382. ISSN 0029-3105. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Focusing upon recent (and possibly on-going) process of privatization of the port of Dover, this paper seeks to move away from the idea that appropriation involves the annexation of some pre-existing 'thing', by some pre-existing entity that can subsequently act as 'owner', in order to begin to ask how it is that processes of appropriating assemble different agents and agendas, so as to constitute the possibility of both the 'owner' and the 'property' as such. What we see in relation to Dover is a shortfall in the current available mechanisms for owning property, where those who are to be constituted as the owners are identified as the local community- or, as the scheme is referred to in Dover, where the asset is to become the 'People's Port'. What this shortfall makes visible is a confluence of various interests, as they endeavor to promote and, where necessary, seek to create a way to crystallise the asset as a particular (and potentially novel) property form, for the benefit of the locality.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: questionable eprint id: 80004;
Subjects: K Law
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40170 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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