Land titling and informal property rights: Critique and consensus of Hernando de Soto theory

Author/s Cora Fontana
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/120
Language Italian Pages 22 P. 141-162 File size 198 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2017-120007
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Land titling is one of the main shared strategies to cope with the issue of urban in-formality in the Global South. One of the most relevant and well-known contributions is the one provided by Hernando de Soto. Defined together one of the best economists in the world and "guru of neo-liberal populism", de Soto attracted both important endorsements and harsh criticisms. The contribution of this paper is to provide a framework of de Soto main achievements, in terms of international impact of his theories.

Keywords: Informality; property rights; poverty; extra-legality; land titling

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Cora Fontana, La titolarizzazione della proprietà informale. Consensi e critiche del pensiero di Hernando de Soto in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 120/2017, pp 141-162, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2017-120007