Deconstruction and Reconstruction of European Property Law: A Research Agenda

LEGAL ENGINEERING AND COMPARATIVE LAW, E. Cashin Ritaine, ed., 2009 (L’íngénierie juridique et le droit comparé. Rapports du colloque du 25e. anniversaire de l’Institut Suisse de Droit Comparé du 29 août 20)

17 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2010  

Sjef van Erp

Maastricht European Private Law Institute; University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 16, 2010

Abstract

To develop a truly European property law, which can function as a new “ius commune” bringing together the various European property law traditions (common law, civil law, mixed jurisdictions), a thought process of deconstruction and reconstruction is needed. This article develops a research agenda for such a thought process. It focuses on Europe’s so-called “economic constitution” and the building blocks of property law systems; it also presents a preliminary analysis of the subjects, objects, legal relations and policy choices upon which a European property law can be built.

Keywords: Property law, comparative law, European law, European private law, economic constitution, economic integration

JEL Classification: F02, F15, K11

Suggested Citation

van Erp, Sjef, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of European Property Law: A Research Agenda (March 16, 2010). LEGAL ENGINEERING AND COMPARATIVE LAW, E. Cashin Ritaine, ed., 2009 (L’íngénierie juridique et le droit comparé. Rapports du colloque du 25e. anniversaire de l’Institut Suisse de Droit Comparé du 29 août 20). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1572574 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1572574

Sjef J. H. M. Van Erp (Contact Author)

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