Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Planning provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading

Key Concepts in Planning is an ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Planning and covers the expected staples of the sub-discipline in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, Key Concepts in Planning is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Rights and Property Rights

Rights and property rights

Related terms: planning systems; interests; society; private property rights; human rights; participation; conflict; negotiation


Explanations of the concept of rights are often found in discussions about the development of the modern state. Wide-ranging considerations and analyses of rights are also made in legal studies and in the political science literature, where the development of rights and responsibilities as codifications of conduct are traced. Viewpoints range from rights being fundamental to societies and their organisation to rights allocations being oppressive and perpetuating inequality. Rights feature in numerous debates in anthropology and sociology about their significance in different cultures, given that they are social constructs open to contestation and debate. Rights have attracted attention from geographers as they also have a ...

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