The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation reviews the contemporary major issues involving expropriation (eminent domain/compulsory purchase) in an international context.

Expropriation is a right reserved to all governments, and, thus, it has an impact on all societies. This book, the first of its kind, considers the essential issues from the point of view of both developing and developed countries, and their needs for major infrastructure projects. The content covers major issues, principles and policies and includes the experiences of and examples from different countries and regions, including Australia, Asia, China, Europe, India and the USA. Rather than providing an in-depth examination of individual countries’ legal systems, the book focuses on international issues, and also provides a reflection on how national experiences can be related to global needs.

Key themes include:

  • Nature and quantum of compensation

    • Land rights and the acquisition of traditional land rights

    • Issues surrounding ‘public interest’

    •Alternatives to expropriation

    •The future: “good practice”, debate and reform.

This handbook is an essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of land policy, land law, property law and rights, and international development.

chapter 2|19 pages

Reinventing land readjustment

Implications for eminent domain and land governance 1

chapter 3|22 pages

Across Asia, if done on the cheap

chapter 6|24 pages

Expropriations of immovable property in the Republic of Moldova

The relevance of expropriations for a socially useful purpose

chapter 9|23 pages

Legal implications of takings

A UK common-law perspective

chapter 16|23 pages

Real estate expropriation in Russia

Statutory regulation and enforcement

chapter 19|27 pages

Compensation for expropriation in Botswana

Issues and transformative suggestions

chapter 23|20 pages

Toward responsible land governance in the expropriation process

A case study of the Northern Coastal Highway and Highway 2000