Rerum Novarum: New Things and Recent Paradigms of Property Law

16 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016 Last revised: 16 Aug 2016

M. C. Mirow

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The two most recent paradigmatic moments in the development of property law were the construction of "social property" about a hundred years ago and of "international property" quite recently. This study analyses two important texts as illustrations of these changes: Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891) and John Sprankling's book The International Law of Property (2014). Each text signals a paradigm shift in our understanding of property.

Keywords: property, international property, social property, rerum novarum, international law, global law, paradigms

JEL Classification: A13, B14, B15, K1, K11, N01, P20

Suggested Citation

Mirow, M. C., Rerum Novarum: New Things and Recent Paradigms of Property Law (2016). 47 U. Pac. L. Rev. 183-197 (2016); Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2767482

M. C. Mirow (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

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