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Sketches for a Hamiltonian Vernacular as a Social Function of Property


Nestor M. Davidson


Fordham University School of Law

December 16, 2011

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 101, 2011
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1973667

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'This symposium article examines the intersection between Léon Duguit’s concept of the social function of property, predicated on an affirmative duty on owners to put their property to productive use for the sake of social solidarity, and a tradition in the property law of the United States that similarly reflected this kind of pro-development norm. The article associates the impulse to associate ownership with a productivity oriented social function with certain Hamiltonian themes at the founding and in the early nineteenth-century salus populi tradition, and argues that the imperative remains a background norm in the United States that contrasts with classical liberal absolutism and certain strains of civic republican property norms.'

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Keywords: property, social function

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Davidson, Nestor M., Sketches for a Hamiltonian Vernacular as a Social Function of Property (December 16, 2011). Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 101, 2011; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1973667. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1973667

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