Constitutional Law in Sweden - Second Edition
Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Sweden will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.
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List of Abbreviations.
Chapter 1. Concise Description of Constitutional History.
Chapter 2. Profile of the Form of Government.
Chapter 3. State Territory and Other Geographical and Demographic Data.
Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law (Notion, Concepts and Hierarchy).
Chapter 1. Treaties.
Chapter 2. Constitution.
Chapter 3. Legislation and Equivalent Legislative Rules.
Chapter 4. Administrative Regulations and Orders. Regulations and Decrees.
Chapter 5. Other Sources of Law.
Part II. Form of Government.
Chapter 1. General.
Chapter 2. Head of State.
Chapter 3. The Legislature.
Chapter 4. The Executive.
Chapter 5. The Judiciary and the Independence of the Courts.
Part IV. Human Rights and Judicial Review.
Chapter 1. Human Rights in Sweden.
Chapter 2. Judicial Review in Swedish Law.
Part V. Specific Problems.