The shifting contours of property: ‘social function’ in the neoliberal era

‘Property', Alexis de Tocqueville wrote on the eve of the uprisings that shook Europe in 1848, ‘will be the great battlefield’. As the long shadow of the French Revolution sealed the demise of the aristocratic order and cemented the shift from feudal to capitalist property constructs, Tocqueville expected political contestation to increasingly play [...]

By |2021-12-09T08:39:35+00:00December 8th, 2021|Property|0 Comments

Transformative Property Law

Property’s transformative nature: Space mining, Airbnb, and Apartheid For the last few years, a new, innovative business model has been on the rise. It is called ‘space mining’ – digging for valuable resources in asteroids and other minor planets in outer space. Big companies with exotic names, like Space X by Elon Musk, or [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:36:58+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Property|0 Comments