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Comparative Law of Common Goods: Cases and Materials

Dir 103 Comparative Law of Common Goods: Cases and Materials

Class hours: 42

Credits (ECTS): 6

LM-SPSpecialization in International Politics and Law

Year: 2nd

Terms: 1st–2nd

Course held in English

The course aims at introducing the students to the study of the relation between common good and common goods through the exam of the law and the regulatory trends in the different legal systems. Firstly the traditional classification of goods and the different legal models of property will be examined, with particular focus on the origin of the concept of private property and its evolution in the Civil law systems. The concept of public property and the limits of this model will also be addressed. Secondly the course will address the concepts of property and ownership and its evolution in the common law systems. Lastly the course will treat the models of management of common goods in the indigenous, African, Muslim and Confucian legal traditions.
The second part of the course aims at researching the evolution of the models of governance and management of the common goods (water, land, natural resources, etc.) through the examination of case studies and material belonging to different legal systems.

Bibliographical references:

Materials and case studies will be provided in class.

Professor Sergio Barbaro

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