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Property ownership in the alternative environment of intentional communities
thesisposted on 2023-05-27, 07:43 authored by Brown, DL
Many people in the Western world are seeking an alternative lifestyle with others of the same mind in an environment more satisfying to their social and biological needs. Although much has been written on the socio-economic basis of such intentional communities and the history of attempted alternative lifestyles and commutarian experiments, very little investigation has been undertaken as to the various specifically legal and related political and jurisprudential problems faced by people who choose to live in community with each other. This thesis is an applied study which attempts to set some of the aspects of structuring the property holding in the context of the social desires of groups and individuals and the political realities of the wider society in which they exist; account is therefore taken of some of the environmental implications. Land is important, and its \subdivision\" is considered. The problem of common land is discussed. More radical questions thrown up by the land holding difficulties of Australian aboriginal communities are seen as a background to alternative communal land holding and use generally. These difficulties include the fact of ownership the holding of land from the Crown the owner's free alienability of property and the difficulties of collective ownership. The need to separate the property holding arrangement from the form of \"business organisation\" adopted by a community is put forward. Various forms of property holding and structures of business organisation are presented and some of their features (advantages and disadvantages) are discussed."
Rights statementCopyright 1980 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Env.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1980. Includes bibliography