En blogg från centrumbildningen Förvaltningsakademin vid Södertörns högskola.

The Public Sector and the Courts

Ahlbäck Öberg, Shirin

Wockelberg, Helena

Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen.

(Engelska)Ingår i: The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics / [ed] Jon Pierre, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Abstract [en]

Recurring themes relating to the central constitutional principles of the public sector and the courts can be summarized as administrative dualism and institutional autonomy. The scope of the dual Swedish administrative model, as well as how much institutional autonomy government agencies and the courts are granted by the Constitution, has been strongly debated. These debates exemplify what we refer to as “the Swedish Constitution as a story of unresolved issues.” Paradoxically, substantial constitutional reforms in this area rarely come about due to regular constitutional reform making in Sweden. Instead, they are often the result of formally less demanding political decision making.

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