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The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland (And How They Got It)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Birlinn Ltd
Publication date May 1, 2013
Pages 460
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781780271149
ISBN-10 178027114X
Dimensions 1.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $20.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Who owns Scotland? How did they get it? What happened to all the common land in Scotland? Has the Scottish Parliament made any difference? Can we get our common good land back? In The Poor Had No Lawyers, Andy Wightman, author of Who Owns Scotland, updates the statistics of landownership in Scotland and takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into Scotland's history to find out how and why landowners got their hands on the millions of acres of land that were once held in common. He tells the untold story of how Scotland's legal establishment and politicians managed to appropriate land through legal fixes. From Robert the Bruce to Willie Ross and from James V to Donald Dewar, land has conferred political and economic power. Have attempts to redistribute this power more equitably made any difference and what are the full implications of the recent debt-fuelled housing bubble? For all those with an interest in urban and rural land in Scotland, this updated edition of The Poor Had No Lawyers provides a fascinating analysis of one the most important political questions in Scotland - who owns Scotland and how did they get it?

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from Birlinn Ltd (May 1, 2013); titled "The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland (And How They Got It)"
9781780271149 | details & prices | 460 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $20.00
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