Constitutional Law in Sweden

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Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Law - 140 pages
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Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historicalbackground, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations.The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, thejurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, itsdecentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legalposition of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, thepower of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Detailsare presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms andconcepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
  

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Contents

List of Abbreviations
9
Profile of the Form of Government
16
Treaties
22
Other Sources of Law
30
3 Referendum as an Alternative to Representative Democracy
39
The Legislature
45
Relation
53
5 Working Procedures of the Parliament Concerning Legislation
67
3 Governmental Accountability in Relation to Public Authorities
84
2 Legal Status of the Judges
90
2 The Regional Issue
96
2 The Catalogue of Human Rights in Chapter 2
102
3 The Freedom of Press Act
109
Judicial Review in Swedish Law
115
4 Judicial Review in Relation to European Law
122
Specific Problems
135

2 Governmental Accountability in Relation to Parliament
77

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