This 58th volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law is dedicated to soft law and presents thirteen articles written by distinguished scholars.
Soft law in this context is understood in a broad sense. The authors investigate soft law such as recommendations, good practice standards, opinions, ethical principles, declarations, guidelines, board decisions, codes of conduct etc., and also “hard law” with a “soft” character. Norms issued by both private and public bodies are analyzed, and the volume contains articles which deal with national as well as international soft law.
In several articles soft law is observed from a general perspective and both problems and advantages related to soft law as a normative instrument are addressed.