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Leon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration

Edited by: Paul Viven-Wilksch Jessica Babie

ISBN13: 9789811371882
Published: November 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.99

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This book demonstrates the importance of Léon Duguit for property theory in both the civil and common law world. It translates into English for the first time ever Duguit’s seminal lecture on property, the sixth of a series given in 1911 in Buenos Aires. It also collects essays from the leading experts on the social function of property in major civil and common law jurisdictions internationally.

The book explores the importance that the notion of the social function of property has come to have not only in France but in the entire civil law tradition, and also considers the wide – if un-attributed and seldom regarded – influence in the common law tradition and theory of property.

Property Law
Part I - English Translation of Leon Duguit's 1920 Buenos Aires lecture 'propriete function sociale'
Part II - The Importance of the Social Function of Property:
    A. Civil Law Jurisdictions: Chapter 1 - France, Chapter 2 - Ukraine, Chapter 3 - Norway, Chapter 4 - China, Chapter 5 - Colombia, Chapter 6 - Brazil, Chapter 7 - North Africa, Chapter 8 - Quebec, Chapter 9 - Louisiana
    B. Common Law Jurisdictions: Chapter 10 - United States, Chapter 11 - Canada, Chapter 12 - Australia
Chapter 13 - Conclusion