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all project areas
A: Historical and conceptual foundations
B: Current conflicts and displacements:
C: Alternatives forms of ownership:
all working groups
Subjects of property: Power of Disposal and Transfer
Objects of property: Goods and Resources
Orders of property: Requirements for Stability and Change
Effects of property: Institutions, social structure, self- and world-relations
Areas of knowledge-transfer
all areas of knowledge-transfer
Sharing Economies & Open Access: Alternativen zum Eigentum?
Energy cooperatives: an alternative form of ownership?
(Residential) space and property: who does the city belong to?
Property & (post-)growth: more or less?
Intellectual property in academic scholarship: public knowledge?
Project Area A
Historical and conceptual foundations
What is, and what was property?
Solutions from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Property in one’s own body and in the bodies of others in the United States between the eighteenth and twentieth century.
Property and habit:
On the political anthropology of ownership in Western modernity
Order and property:
Stabilisation strategies in twentieth-century Germany
© Heiko Fischer via Wikimedia
Testaments and bequests as tools for immortalising people and property.
The normative foundations of property:
Liberty, common and sustainable ownership
© Jessica S. McKenzie & Fintan Scott-Magee
Habitat as a security:
Pledged property and financialisation
Project Area B
Current conflicts and displacements:
Private property in contestation?
Urban property regimes and citizenship in transition:
Changing ownership patterns and systems of relatedness in India
Ownership of companies:
The emergence and transformation of social corporate constitutions
Public interest versus private property rights
Ownership structures of public-interest organisations
Economic property and political (in-)equality:
An analysis based on an elite theory approach
Ownership, inequality and class formation in socio-ecological transformation conflicts.
© Zhen Hu via unsplash.com
Property inequality in the private sphere:
On the institutional and cultural (re-)structuring of ownership arrangements of couples
© Tadeusz Rolke, courtesy of the artist & Gallery Le Guern
Property concepts and conflicts in the process of privatisation:
Communal self-government and communal property in Eastern Europe since 1990
Clash or Convergence of Capitalisms:
Property Conflicts over Chinese Direct Investments in Germany and the European Union
Project Area C
Alternatives forms of ownership:
What are the possibilities, what changes are emerging?
Hybrid ownership structures in state capitalism:
Ownership-based society, socio-economic differentiation and Governmentality analysed through the example of Shenzhen, China
Property in the human body in the context of transnational economies of reproduction.
Wind harvest and heat theft as indicators of new ownership structures.
Debating the public sphere and the future of the commons:
Property relations in the context of welfare state transformation
Social embedding and functional equivalents
Making things available:
Ownership as an incarnation of our relationship with the world
© Brian Yurasits via unsplash
The Transformation of global commons and the future of planetary ecosystems.
© Beth MacDonald via unsplash
Ownership of genetic resources:
On the appropriation of traditional knowledge in the bio-economy