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Hart studies in comparative public law ; v. 23.
"This book analyses the Nordic constitutional systems of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in a comparative context. It has two main aims: first to fill a gap in the literature by providing an accessible English language account of the Nordic constitutions, and second to provide a comparative analysis of them, revealing their similarities and differences within their political, historical and cultural contexts. In this respect, the book challenges the assumption that the Nordic countries form a homogeneous constitutional system due to their cultural and historical affinities, a view not necessarily supported by a close comparative examination. A key issue is EU membership - where the Nordic countries have made different choices at different times - and the book will show how this has affected the individual countries and whether a divide between EU member states (Denmark, Finland and Sweden) and non-members (Iceland and Norway) has appeared. Another key issue is how the ECHR has impacted the Nordic constitutional systems and whether the convention draws the Nordic systems closer to each other. The book represents a first of its kind in the English language, and will provide constitutional scholars with a valuable comparative resource on the Nordic region."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Introduction / Helle Krunke and Björg Thorarensen Common roots of Nordic constitutional law : some observations on legal-historical development and relations between the constitutional systems of five Nordic countries / Markku Suksi Institutions and division of powers / Thomas Bull Mechanisms for parliamentary control of the executive / Björg Thorarensen Judicial review of legislation / Eivind Smith Human rights in Nordic constitutions and the impact of international obligations / Tuomas Ojanen Impact of the EU/EEA on the Nordic constitutional systems / Helle Krunke Concluding thoughts / Helle krunke and Björg Thorarensen.
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Online version: Nordic constitutions Oxford , UK ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2018 Original