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The Exchange Order: Property and Liability as an Economic System (Hardback)
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The Exchange Order: Property and Liability as an Economic System (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 26/10/2017
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There are three basic institutional systems for governing the exchange of property. One is consensual: the exchange of property rights in ordinary markets. The other two, however, are nonconsensual: the involuntary exchange of entitlements in either civil or criminal liability cases. In The Exchange Order, Richard Adelstein argues that while markets, torts, and criminal justice are ostensibly different constellations of institutions, organizations and individuals, they are remarkably alike. Each governs a particular kind of exchange through a distinctive set of institutions, rules and procedures. They have all evolved over many centuries from the same root, a deep-seated human propensity to communicate with others through trade, to exchange goods for goods and costs for costs as a means of reconciling opposing interests and increasing personal welfare. They perform the same social function, facilitating individually efficient exchanges of rights and compensatory prices, in very different exchange environments that demand very different institutional responses to the problem all three are in place to solve: identifying efficient transfers and seeing that they are completed. The Exchange Order provides a sweeping historical, comparative, and philosophical analysis of how rights and objects, goods and harms, are exchanged in these apparently very different realms. What unites them is a core norm: take only what you can pay for, and pay for everything you take. In markets free exchange is governed by prices and the willingness to sell or buy. Tort and criminal law apply when consensual exchange is violated. The violation is the non-consensual seizure of entitlements and the payment is a liability price on the taker that compensates the victim for the costs imposed by the taking. Tit for tat, an eye for an eye, is the principle of exchange that unites markets, tort and crime.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190694272
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 27 mm


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"The Exchange Order is an impressive piece of work of synthesis that integrates different kinds of institutions and interactions under a general framework. It explores a number of fundamental controversies, such as the nature of law and the meaning of rights, including property rights. It is an important, unique, well-structured text from which students and scholars of law and economics could greatly benefit."- Geoffrey M Hodgson, Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire


"Richard Adelstein's new book is a welcome contribution to the field of law and economics. It focuses on the institutional structure and function of law and markets, with particular emphasis on how tort liability, criminal sanctions, and market transactions share the common purpose of promoting the efficient exchange of legal rights. Written by a legendary teacher, the book is both engaging and full of fresh insights."-Thomas J. Miceli, University of Connecticut




"Adelstein employs his impressive breadth of knowledge in philosophy, economics, history, and law to elucidate how the traditional understanding of property uses the same economic principles as our society s treatment of liability and guilt in the civil and criminal systems." - Harvard Law Review


"The Exchange Order is an impressive piece of work of synthesis that integrates different kinds of institutions and interactions under a general framework. It explores a number of fundamental controversies, such as the nature of law and the meaning of rights, including property rights. It is an important, unique, well-structured text from which students and scholars of law and economics could greatly benefit." - Geoffrey M Hodgson, Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire


"Richard Adelstein's new book is a welcome contribution to the field of law and economics. It focuses on the institutional structure and function of law and markets, with particular emphasis on how tort liability, criminal sanctions, and market transactions share the common purpose of promoting the efficient exchange of legal rights. Written by a legendary teacher, the book is both engaging and full of fresh insights." - Thomas J. Miceli, University of Connecticut


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