Ownership paradigms in American civil law jurisdictions: manifestations of the shifts in the legislation of Louisiana, Chile, and Argentina (16th - 20th centuries)

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This thesis assists in identifying the transformations experienced by ownership in the Americas, hence showing that current understandings are not uncontested dogmas. It offers a journey across time and space, and addresses three American civil law jurisdictions in three successive time periods. Attention is devoted to the shifts in ownership paradigms at every step of the journey. Historical events are traced across time and space, assisting readers in the understanding of how the different ownership paradigms were shaped and how shifts in paradigms occurred. Looking at law in different times and jurisdictions serves as a tool to understanding legal changes, better explaining differences and similarities.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Rhee, C.H. , Supervisor
  • van Erp, Sjef, Supervisor
Award date10 Nov 2015
Place of Publication’s-Hertogenbosch
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • ownership
  • America
  • civil law transformations

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