The State and Financialization of Public Land in the United Kingdom
2017 (English)In: Antipode, ISSN 0066-4812, E-ISSN 1467-8330, Vol. 49, no 1, 62-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There exists an influential and growing political-economic literature on the treatment of land-urban and rural-as a financial asset. But this literature pays little attention to the role of the state, beyond its obvious significance in the formalization of tradable property rights. In particular, the issue of the state's own land, i.e. public land, has been afforded scant scrutiny. Has the state, like other actors, increasingly come to treat the land it owns as a form of financial asset? And if so, how, and with what implications? This article addresses these questions by way of an empirical focus on the history of the UK public estate since the beginning of the 1980s.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. Vol. 49, no 1, 62-85 p.
land, the state, finance, United Kingdom, financialization, privatization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-319311DOI: 10.1111/anti.12267ISI: 000393952500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-319311DiVA: diva2:1087860