The latest part of the Property Law Review (Volume 3 Part 3) is a Special Issue that explores many different ways of thinking about law and property, and is available for purchase as a standalone part in print or PDF.
In this 144pp bumper issue, Guest Editors Professor Sarah Blandy (School of Law, University of Sheffield) and Professor Susan Bright (New College, Oxford) present the results of their 2013 cross-jurisdictional survey on property law scholarship.
The survey reveals a diversity of approaches to property law research, a diversity reflected in the breadth of articles collated in the Special Issue. The comprehensive selection of articles covers the following approaches and methods to property law scholarship:
- theoretical approach;
- doctrinal approach;
- socio-legal approach;
- empirical approach;
- critical legal approach;
- cultural and social history;
- comparative methods;
- law and economics approach;
- applied property research;
- property, law and space;
- anthropological; and
In their introduction, Professor Blandy and Professor Bright describe the articles as “appetisers”, designed to introduce property law scholars to different approaches to the scholarship, and to refer readers to more detailed sources. They add:
Each contributor was asked to address three issues:
- Why? What unique perspective/insight does this approach provide? (What is the value of this approach?)
- How? What would you say are the key features of this approach to property law?
- Challenges: What are the key challenges facing a researcher adopting this approach?
Professor Blandy and Professor Bright have assembled an invaluable and uniquely thorough overview of research methods in property law. The Special Issue is a useful starting point for students, practitioners and academics looking to discover new or different approaches to property law scholarship.
To purchase this Special Issue, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.