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Challenging Ownership: Meanings, Space and Identity

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

The title of this stream embraces conflicts over ownership as well as challenges to the meaning of the concept of 'ownership'. Papers are welcomed which address any context in which the law seeks to define, regulate, limit or conceptualise the ownership of tangible or intangible property.
In particular this might encompass:
• The emergence of new forms of land ownership or regulation
• The current reform of planning law
• The boundaries between public and private ownership e.g. in the context of environmental and heritage protection
• The relationship of property (including intangible, indigenous and cultural property) to individual or collective identity (social, local or national)
Contributions which cross traditional disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome.
If you have any questions please contact one of the convenors.

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences S2.12

Session Title: Property, Planning and Development

Papers: More Problem than it's Worth? The Problem with the CIL - Tola Amodu

A ‘time in-between’: the temporal logics of private and public sector development agreements and urban retail property redevelopment schemes - Edward Mitchel

Reclaiming the land: Greek grassroots movements and the case of the former airport of Hellinikon - Ioannis Flyzanis

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Sciences S2.12

Session Title: Housing and Mental Health (Joint session with the Mental Health Law stream) Panel discussion

Panel: Nick Hopkins, Sarah Nield, Christopher Bevan and Warren Barr

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences S2.12

Session Title: Property, rights and the body

Papers: Recognising Property Rights in Human Materials - Neil Maddox

Out of time and out of place – unraveling the deaths of homeless people - Helen Carr

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences S2.12

Session Title: Property Rights on the home

Papers: Finding the Way Home - Adam Ramshaw

Retiring Property: A Radical Approach to Ownership - Sean Thomas and Paolo Vargiu

Adult Social Care and Property Rights - Brian Sloan

Wednesday: Session 5: Social Sciences S2.12

Session Title: author Meets Readers

Chair: Penny English

SLSA prizewinner Debbie Becher, author of Private Property and Public Power: Eminent Domain in Philadelphia: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199322541.do

Discussant: Francis King

Wednesday: Session 6: Ramphal Room 3.41

Session Title: Property law and strategies for resistance

Papers: Legal Land Lock? Extraterritorial jurisdiction, sovereignty extension and near-perfect annexation of the West Bank - Alice Panepinto

Confrontations with ownership in The King Hill Hostel Campaign - Laura Binger

Legal recognition as a challenge to the closing of soup runs in London - Caroline Hunter


Thursday: Session 7: Social Sciences S0.13

Session Title: Enduring Property Relations

Panel discussion

Sarah Blandy (chair), Susan Bright, Alison Clarke, Nick Hopkins, Sarah Nield.


Thursday: Session 8: Social Sciences S0.13

Session Title: Fragmentation of Property Rights

Papers: Legalising Property and Alternative Property Practices: Post-Mao China as a Case Study - Ting Xu

Bare Land Condominium and the Spread of Propriety Residential Associations in British Columbia - Douglas Harris

Challenging the Legal Conception of the First Legal Mortgagor - Lisa Whitehouse,