Nordic Law - Between Tradition and Dynamism
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.
Publication Date: 8/28/2007