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 1|29 pages

Compulsory purchase in developing countries

ByRichard Grover

chapter 2|19 pages

Reinventing land readjustment

Implications for eminent domain and land governance 1
ByYu Hung Hong, Mansha Chen

chapter 3|22 pages

Across Asia, if done on the cheap

ByMike McDermott

chapter 4|11 pages

Expropriation from the wider perspective in the Czech Republic

ByMichal Radvan, Jan Neckář

chapter 5|12 pages

Acquisition for public purposes and valuation in Estonia

ByTambet Tiits, Aivar Tomson

chapter 6|24 pages

Expropriations of immovable property in the Republic of Moldova

The relevance of expropriations for a socially useful purpose
ByOlga Buzu

chapter 7|40 pages

Legal and institutional fundaments of expropriation and compensation issues in Turkey

ByHarun Tanrıvermiş, Yeşim Aliefendioğlu

chapter 8|13 pages

Regulatory framework for expropriation of real property in Poland

ByIwona Karasek-Wojciechowicz, Jan Brzeski

chapter 9|23 pages

Legal implications of takings

A UK common-law perspective
ByThomas Murphy, John McCord, Peadar Davis

chapter 11|18 pages

China’s land acquisition under marketisation

ByChengri Ding, Yuzhe Wu

chapter 12|15 pages

Land acquisition for public purpose under Fiji Law

ByAbdul Hassan

chapter 13|11 pages

A fable and dialogue on taking the property of another under constitutional capitalism

Hong Kong
ByLawrence W. C. Lai

chapter 14|9 pages

Land based infrastructure development and ease of doing business in India

ByPoonam Kashyap, Anil Kashyap

chapter 15|16 pages

Compulsory land acquisition in Malaysia

Critical challenges, approach and success stories
ByDzurllkanian Daud, Fauziah Raji, Salfarina Samsudin, Wan Ibrisam Fikry Wan Ismail, Mohd Nadzri Bin Jaafar, Ismail Omar

chapter 16|23 pages

Real estate expropriation in Russia

Statutory regulation and enforcement
ByNadezhda B. Kosareva, Tatyana K. Baykova, Tatyana D. Polidi

chapter 17|20 pages

Compulsory acquisition compensation issues in Australia

ByDavid Parker

chapter 18|11 pages

Challenges in compulsory acquisition of land in Kenya 1

ByOwiti Abiero K’Akumu, Washington H.A. Olima

chapter 19|27 pages

Compensation for expropriation in Botswana

Issues and transformative suggestions
ByDonald Mengwe

chapter 23|20 pages

Toward responsible land governance in the expropriation process

A case study of the Northern Coastal Highway and Highway 2000
ByCadien Stuart, Susanne Lyon-Josephs

chapter |13 pages

Concluding comments and thoughts

ByFrances Plimmer, William McCluskey