68 Equality, March 2022

Issues of equality have been radically brought to the forefront by #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, the Covid-19 Pandemic and climate justice in a period of less than five years. The structural discrimination identified in these different contestations has raised more questions than can be answered with respect to the legal treatment of equality.
In this sixty-eighth volume in the series, Scandinavian Studies in Law, nineteen authors take up some of these questions, examining equality under the law in the Scandinavian legal context from four different aspects: theoretical and international frameworks for equality, protected grounds, protected areas and enforcement on the national levels. The authors in this volume dedicated to Equality have taken up only a few of the many aspects that need to be addressed in order to truly reach equality and eradicate structural discrimination. We hope that this volume has furthered the readers’ interest in these issues, and look forward to continuing the conversation.

The Volume Editor for this volume is Professor Laura Carlson, Stockholm University. See here for the table of contents.

68 Equality, March 20222022-02-26T11:31:48+01:00

67 Animal Law and Animal Rights, March 2021

Animal law – legal scholarship focusing on animals in their own right – is on the rise. Traditionally, animals have been hidden within more established fields of law. In property law, for instance, animals have simply been treated as pieces of property. However, an increasing number of scholars now understand the legal status of animals as a distinct legal issue.

This volume presents 13 articles on animal law and animal rights. The contributions address these topics from a wide variety of angles, from the doctrinal analysis of current animal law to the philosophical examination of the idea of animal rights. The volume is organized into three parts: “Animal Law: A Field of Law in the Making”, “Animals in Nordic Legal Systems” and “Philosophical and Empirical Approaches”. The scientific coordinators for this volume have been Professor Mauro Zamboni, Stockholm University and Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow Visa A.J. Kurki, University of Helsinki. See here for the Table of contents

67 Animal Law and Animal Rights, March 20212021-03-29T13:46:29+02:00

66 Investigation and Prosecution in Scandinavia of International Crimes, September 2020

Although none of the Scandinavian countries have had armed conflicts on their soil since the Second World War, there are in Scandinavia at present war criminals, and witnesses and victims of atrocity crimes. The crimes have been committed in different situations outside Scandinavia and it is only lately that the investigation and prosecution of these crimes have gained adequate attention.

This volume presents 21 articles on the investigation and prosecution in Scandinavia of international crimes. The articles present decisions and cases tried at domestic level in a thematic manner, by examining some overarching questions. For instance, to what extent and how international law sources are considered and/or implemented in the Scandinavian countries and how the objectives of international criminal law are brought into action. The volume is organized into five parts: Introduction, General Principles and Matters of Criminal Law, International Crimes, Procedural Matters, and Comparative Outlook. The scientific coordinator for this volume has been Professor Mark Klamberg, Stockholm University. See here for the table of contents

66 Investigation and Prosecution in Scandinavia of International Crimes, September 20202021-03-29T13:50:48+02:00

65 50 years of Law and IT, November 2018

In 1968, the first seminar on Electronic Data Processing and Law was held at Stockholm University. Later that year The Working Party for EDP and Law was established. The topic soon became part of the legal curricula and a meeting point for scholars and professionals with background in information science and law.

Already from the beginning, the interest was of an interdisciplinary kind. Computers as potential tools for assisting legal work as well as new regulatory issues attracted the attention and many pilot studies and research projects were initiated. In 1981, the Working Party was reorganised into The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI) and soon after the first academic chair in Law and IT (Rättsinformatik/Legal Informatics) was announced.

IRI’s background is closely related to the developments in the other Nordic countries and this volume presents 24 articles written by Scandinavian authors contributing their expertise on specific topics related to Law and IT. The result is a book that highlights many of the recent issues that have come to the fore with the increased use of IT in society, and in several cases indicates alternative ways of addressing these.

The series Scandinavian Studies in Law is published by a non-profit trust. The first volume was presented in 1957 and to date some 900 articles have been published in the series.

65 50 years of Law and IT, November 20182019-10-20T14:37:01+02:00

64 Insurance Law, November 2018

This 64th volume of the series Scandinavian Studies in Law presents 14 articles on a variety of topics related to Scandinavian and European Insurance Law.

The primary aim of the series has always been to bring important legal developments and issues occurring within Scandinavian law to a global audience. Over the years, however, the scope has been broadened. Denmark, Finland and Sweden have long been members of the European Union and Iceland and Norway are members of the EEA. Thus, European law has become a important part of Scandinavian law. This development is clearly reflected in this volume which includes articles describing the developments in several European countries.

The series Scandinavian Studies in Law is published by a non-profit trust. The first volume was presented in 1957 and to date some 900 articles have been published in the series.

64 Insurance Law, November 20182019-10-20T14:35:54+02:00

63 Arbitration, July 2017

Arbitration in Scandinavia enjoys a long tradition and has a global reputation.

Scandinavian academics, arbitrators, practitioners and courts have made significant contributions to the international development and arbitration institutes in the Scandinavian countries continue to build arbitration practice, develop innovative procedures and expand their global reach.

This volume presents 22 articles on a variety of topics related to arbitration authored by contributors with in-depth experience from Scandinavian and abroad.

63 Arbitration, July 20172019-10-20T14:34:40+02:00

62 Law Without State, January 2017

For this 62th volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law scholars from different substantial fields of law have been invited to speculate over whether there can be (or perhaps already is) law without the state, and if so, the long term consequences.

For this 62th volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law scholars from different substantial fields of law have been invited to speculate over whether there can be (or perhaps already is) law without the state, and if so, the long term consequences.

Can law still play a central role in governing human behaviour? How can legitimacy be achieved? What will become of the public interest, and who will protect the private interest, if an indisputable state order is absent?

The topic is not new, the demise of the state as we know it has been discussed among legal experts for quite some time. The reason is obvious – the preconditions for traditional law as a product of a respected national state order are changing dramatically. Internationalisation, digitalisation, demands for deregulation and decentralisation of powers are just a few factors among many, providing food for thoughts and speculations.

359 p.

62 Law Without State, January 20172019-10-20T14:27:54+02:00

61 Comparative Law, August 2015

The topic of Comparative Law is the focus of this 61st volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law.

Though it has been over two hundred and fifty years since Sir Henry Main first published his seminal work, Ancient Law: Its Connection to the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas, the field of comparative law has remained vibrant and responsive to topical questions. Founded in the age of the nation state, comparative law now faces new challenges as posed by internationalization, globalization, Europeanization and the consequent blurring of national boundaries, both geographically as well as theoretically.

The volume comprises two parts, the first focusing on theoretical and methodological issues within comparative law. The second part addresses specific topics as analyzed from a comparative law perspective. The authors contributing to this volume represent four countries, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, leaving a distinctive Scandinavian mark on the discussions presented.

408 p.

61 Comparative Law, August 20152019-10-20T14:26:07+02:00

60 Law and Development, February 2015

The contributions in this 60th volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law are united by the theme of Law and Development.


The notion ‘Law and Development’ demarcates a research field closely associated with international efforts to promote economic and social improvements in developing countries, as well as in transition and post-conflict societies, through the means of law and legal development assistance. In a broader sense, Law and Development encompasses theoretical enquiries into the role of law for societal transformation, including studies on legal transplants, law reform and legal change.
The Nordic countries have been at the forefront of legal development cooperation, both through national agencies like SIDA, NORAD and DANIDA, and through active involvement in international organisations and their development programs. The ambition in this volume is to take stock of the prolific scholarship on Law and Development in the Nordic countries and to give a Scandinavian perspective on the debate in this vibrant research field.

473 p.

60 Law and Development, February 20152019-10-20T14:24:45+02:00

59 Environmental Law, March 2014

The 59th volume of Scandinavian Studies in Law is dedicated to environmental law scholarship from, or relating to, Scandinavia broadly construed, including the whole Nordic region.

Despite a regrettable lack of contributions from Norway the volume provides a reasonably broad and representative view of environmental law research in this region. One may argue that a Scandinavian, or Nordic, perspective on environmental law is made particularly interesting by the fact that the countries of this region have a reputation, and perhaps even more a self-perception, of being champions of environmental concerns and environmentally friendly policies and technologies. Whether this perception tallies with reality in all areas is contestable but the mere idea may have provided a special soil for the development of environmental law and environmental law research.
The region also has a particular legacy in the form of its geographic and personal links to the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (The Stockholm Conference) and the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Commission).
These historic occurrences contributed greatly to pushing environmental issues up national and international agendas. Both also made a strong case for acknowledging the fundamental importance of the environment, including what today is known as ecosystems services, to human society and thus its (direct or indirect) significance for all areas of law and policy.

397 p.

59 Environmental Law, March 20142019-10-20T14:20:44+02:00
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