Introduction to Finnish Law and Legal Culture

Sakari Kristian Melander (Editor), Merita Kettunen (Editor), Kimmo Teppo Nuotio (Editor)

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Finnish law is part of Nordic law, a family of systems which has not always been easy to locate in the families conventionally recognized in comparative law. Perhaps more interesting than the issue of classification itself, is the mentality revealed and embodied by the national legal system. Not only is law a product of society, history and politics, but it also carries many marks and traces of issues beyond the law itself. Legal thinking is increasingly international. Nevertheless, we may perhaps still see vestiges of typical national approaches, which can be used to deepen our comparative understanding.
Original languageFinnish
PublisherUniversity of Helsinki, Faculty of Law
ISBN (Print)978-952-10-7817-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameForum iuris
ISSN (Print)1456-842X

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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