This paper by Andrew Simms, Jo Drury, and Kim Trathen, analyzes trends in property regimes, and proposes a new framework for ownership based on reinvigorating the commons.
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Simms, Andrew, Jo Drury, and Kim Trathen. 2003. Limits to Property: The failure of restrictive property regimes in the modern world. http://www.neweconomics.org/gen/z_sys_PublicationDetail.aspx?PID=157.