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.
M C. Mirow,
Rerum Novarum: New Things and Recent Paradigms of Property Law
, 47 U. Pac. L. Rev. 183
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