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The Constitution of Finland

A Contextual Analysis

By: Jaakko Husa
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Published: 30-11-2010
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 272
ISBN: 9781847316127
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Constitutional Systems of the World
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About The Constitution of Finland

This book deals with the living Constitution of Finland, with an emphasis on constitutional history, culture, and practice. 'Culture' here refers to the cognitive long-term social or mental structure which makes it possible for politicians, civil servants, judges, and lawyers to grasp the constitutional environment in which they exist.

Finland is a small modern, democratic Nordic country with a politically stable welfare system and a constitutional history dating back to the 1700s which contains remnants of Swedish rule, Russian rule, and the period of independence since 1917. It also contains several inner tensions: parliamentarism versus presidentialism, a high level of constitutionalism versus a virtual lack of constitutional judicial review, and a formally rigid but actually flexible constitution.

The book offers a realistic but critical overview of the Finnish constitution, while also discussing fundamental questions about the very nature of constitution and constitutionalism. In addition, the constitutional effect of the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights are discussed and, where appropriate, a specific comparative dimension is added.

The book is written in an uncomplicated manner and is aimed at those not familiar with the system, providing an introduction and first orientation without excessive detail. Each chapter concludes with a list of further reading and relevant websites.

Table Of Contents

1. Constitution In General Context
2. Institutional Design
3. Legislative Power-The Parliament
4. Executive Power
5. Decentralised Government
6. Judicial Institutions and Their Functions
7. Fundamental Rights And Their Protection
8. Changing the Constitution
9. Challenges and Future Directions

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