This book has its roots in a conference on recent developments in Nordic and German constitutional law that took place in Berlin in 2002 at the Nordic Cultural Centre.That conference was organised within the project
Konstitutionalism, demokrati och den nordiska välfärdsstaten (Constitutionalism, Democracy and the Nordic Welfare State), financed by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The volume contains the edited and updated papers which emerged from this meeting of minds. They offer insight into some of the new, exciting strands of constitutional thought that are currently present in the Nordic doctrine, where many new paths have been opened in recent years. The contrast with the situation two decades ago is indeed striking.
As far as German and European law are concerned, some of the most important theoretical issues in the doctrine are analysed in a number of particularly rewarding and inspiring contributions.
Joakim Nergelius; Part I:
Constitution Rights and Legal System
Robert Alexy; The Learning Sovereign
Günter Frankenberg; Legislatures as Constituent Assemblies
Jon Elster; The Constitution In The Process Of Denationalization
Dieter Grimm; Constitutionalism in Fragmented Societies: The Integrative Function Of Liberal Constitutionalism – Notes
The Failure of the EU’s Constitutional Project:
A Cultural Discrepancy
Between Collectivism and Constitutionalism:
The Nordic Countries and Constitutionalism – A “Final Frontier” or a Period of Transition?
Joakim Nergelius; Constitutionalism and Approaches to Rights in the Nordic Countries
Martin Scheinin;Part II : List of Contributors.