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    Vacancy and value in Dublin, 1798-1911

    Kearns, Gerard (2016) Vacancy and value in Dublin, 1798-1911. Irish Geography, 48 (1). pp. 22-45. ISSN 0075-0778

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    The related issues of vacancy, redundancy and dereliction in the city, raise questions about the conflict between private profit and social use, between exchange values and use values. This paper offers a typology of the causes and forms of vacancy and is the first attempt to map this phenomenon for nineteenth-century Dublin. It also reviews some of the contemporary debates about the management of empty and decrepit buildings and sites. The charge of wastefulness was weighty and suggested strategies that are relevant yet today. These include compulsory purchase, a tax on emptiness, informal occupation, and the temporary appropriation of un-used spaces for socially-useful purposes.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: use value; exchange value; vacancy; redundant spaces; Dublin;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 7634
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 14:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Geography
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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