The Social-Obligation Norm of Property: Duguit, Hayem, and Others

37 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2010 Last revised: 16 Nov 2010

M. C. Mirow

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This article discusses and analyzes the sources and methods used by Leon Duguit in constructing the social-obligation or social-function norm of property as set out in an influential series of lectures in Buenos Aires published in 1912. The work of Henri Hayem has been underappreciated in the development of Duguit's ideas. Hayem should be restored as a central influence on Duguit's thought and as one of the main and earliest proponents of the idea of the social-function norm. The article also examines the influence of Charmont, Comte, Durkheim, Gide, Hauriou, Landry, and Saleilles in Duguit's thought on property and its social function.

Keywords: property, social obligation, social function, Duguit, Hayem, Comte, Durkheim, Hauriou, Saleilles

JEL Classification: A13, B13, B14, K1, K11, N44, N46, N40, P30, Q15, Q24

Suggested Citation

Mirow, M. C., The Social-Obligation Norm of Property: Duguit, Hayem, and Others (2010). Florida Journal of International Law, Vol. 22, pp. 191-226, 2010; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-60. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1662226

M. C. Mirow (Contact Author)

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