Scandinavian Women's Law in the 21st Century

Edited by: Christina D. Tvarnø, Ruth Nielsen

In Scandinavia, women's law was established as a distinct legal discipline in university teaching and legal scholarship in the mid 1970s. Scandinavian women's law has been mainstreamed into the general development of European law on gender equality and discrimination. Scandinavian women's law - as developed through the last 40 years - and EU gender equality law are thus contemporaries. Because of the direct effect and supremacy of EU law over national law, the interplay between elements of law stemming from the EU-level and from the national level has been particularly important in the Nordic EU-Member States - Denmark, Sweden and Finland (Norway is not a Member). This book sets the stage for Scandinavian women's law today, and it takes a look into the future of women's law.


284 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788757425673