From 'Classical' to Modern European Property Law?
Sjef van Erp
Maastricht European Private Law Institute; University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law
April 2, 2009
ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF KONSTANTINOS D. KERAMEUS/FESTSSCHRIFT FUR KONSTANTINOS D. KERAMEUS, A. Sakkoulas/Bruylant, ed., Vol. I, pp. 1517-1533, 2009
In this paper I will examine some fundamental aspects of European property law. Do European property law traditions share a common model of property law and, if this question is answered affirmatively, could this model be a foundation upon which European harmonisation and unification measures can be based? My thesis will be that the European property law traditions share a "classical" model of property law. A critical first analysis of this classical model will be offered, followed by an evaluation of the model from the perspective of an evolving European property law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 22
Keywords: property law, classical model, European private law
JEL Classification: K11
Date posted: April 2, 2009 ; Last revised: March 18, 2010