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Nordic Reflections on Constitutional Law

A Comparative Nordic Perspective

Jaakko Husa

The author maintains that the Nordic constitutional legal-culture possesses some unique fundamental qualities if compared to common law or Romano-Germanic constitutional systems. The book offers a Nordic comparative perspective on the basic questions of comparative constitutional law. Also, the question of the relationship between judicial review and parliamentary system is explored in the light of Nordic experiences. The author analyses the discussion on the «Constitution of Europe» in its relation to the Nordic constitutional thinking, and evaluates the possible future of the Nordic tradition in the more tightly integrated Europe of tomorrow. Furthermore, Nordic constitutional thinking seems to be in a crossroads of judicial activism and self-restraint. Nordic Reflections on Constitutional Law brings together the latest development in Nordic constitutional law and highlights its possible role in Europe.
Contents: Valid law in comparative constitutional law – Methodology of constitutional comparison – Constitutional foundation of legal system – Separation of powers in Nordic systems – Judicial review in Nordic systems – Nordic family of constitutional law – Nordic constitutional tradition and the «Constitution ouf Europe».