Nordic Law - Between Tradition and Dynamism

Edited by: Jaakko Husa, Kimmo Nuotio, Heikki Pihlajamaki

In traditional comparative law studies, Nordic legal systems are dealt with only in passing. However, despite the geographically peripheral location, the Nordic societies have achieved a great deal. What is Nordic law all about, then? In this book, a group of comparatively minded legal scholars explores the mentality underlying Nordic law and explains its relationship with both long-term cultural tradition and the forces that account for its historical continuity. How was Nordic law transformed into a vehicle of social change, progress, and instrumentalism? The fundamental claim of this book, consisting of a variety of essays, is that Nordic law has, for centuries, already been informed by an inclusive and status-oriented view of social justice and social ethics, a view which has been relevant to the general outlining of the legal systems and which has survived many processes of social and cultural transformation.


177 pages

Publication Date: 8/28/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789050957069