This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

Books from the reading list to be found in The Law Library (Oria).
Please note that this is just a 'quick search' for parts of the reading list.
Be careful always to consult the reading list for complete information.

If there are no available copies in the library, you can 'sign-in' in the library database Oria with UiO username and password and make a reservation!


Main literature

  • Rosenfeld, Michele & Sajo, Andras, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2012) pp. 1-25; 1328-1347; 98-132; 547-575; chapter 29 or 30; 501-528; 689-717; 816-830, 1231-1253; 891-908; 1165-1208; (286)
  • Ginsburg, Tom, 'The Virtues of Evolution in an Age of Revolution: Norway's Enduring Constitution in Comparative Perspective', Nytt Norsk Tidskrift, No. 3 (2014), 225-237 - available in Fronter in English and Norwegian (12).
  • José Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg, ’Beyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarism’, British Journal of Political Science, 44(3) 82014), pp. 1-30 (30).
  • Mark Tushnet "Constitution‐Making: An Introduction."    . 91 (2013), pp. 1983-2015 (32).
  • Jon Elster: “Clearing and Strengthening the Channels of Constitution‐making” in Tom Ginsburg (ed) Comparative Constitutional Design. Cambridge University Press 2002, pp. 15‐30 - available in Fronter (15).
  • John S. Bell, ‘Comparative Administrative Law’, in M. Reimann and r. Zimmermann, Oxford Hanbdbook of Comparative Law (OUP, 2006), 1261-1286 (26)
  • Rose-Ackerman, Susan & Lindseth, Peter, Comparative Administrative Law (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2010) (’Rose-Ackerman & Lindseth’), 63-77, 225-245, 389-425 (75).
  • Daly and May “Comparative environmental constitutionalism” Jindal Global Law Review 2015 (22)
  • Louis Kotze “The Conceptual contours of Environmental Constitutionalism” 21 Widener Law Review 187 2015 (15)
  • Devereux, Michael P. and Vella, John, Are We Heading Towards a Corporate Tax System Fit for the 21st Century? (November 20, 2014). Fiscal Studies, Forthcoming; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 88/2014. (26)

Total number of pages (main literature): 569 pages.



    Recommended reading ( tilleggslitteratur)


    Supplementary reading: (støttelitteratur)

    • Bermann, G.A. et al. ’Comparative Law: Problems and Prospects’, American University Law Review, 26 (2010-2011), 935. 

    • David, René and John Brierley, Major Legal Systems in the World Today: An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Law (Stevens, 1985). 

    • De Cruz, Peter,  Comparative Law in a Changing World, 3rd edn (Routledge-Cavendish, 2007).
    • Eriksen, Christoffer Conrad, The European Constitution, Welfare States and Democracy: The four freedoms vs national administrative discretion (Routledge, 2012).
    • Ginsburg, Tom & Dixon, Rosalind, Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar, 2011). 

    • Graver, Hans Petter: ‘Mission Impossible: Supranationality and National Legal Autonomy in the EEA Agreement’, 7 European Foreign Affairs Review, 2002 pp. 73-90
    • Grendstad, G., W. R. Shaffer, & E. N. Waltenburg, ‘”The Super Legislators” Supreme Court Justices as the Guardians of the Constitution,’ Policymaking in Independent Judiciary: The Norwegian Supreme Court (ECPR Press, 2015).
    • Harlow, Carol, “Global Administrative Law: The Quest for Principles and 
Values.” European Journal of International Law, 17(1) (2006), pp. 187-214. 

    • Hillebrecht, C., Domestic Politics and International Human Rights Tribunals: The Problem of Compliance (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
    • Ran Hirschl, ‘The Nordic counternarrative: Democracy, human development, and judicial review’, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 9(2) (2011), pp. 449-469.
    • Jackson, Vicky, ’Constitutions as ”Living Trees”: Comparative Constitutional 
Law and Interpretative Metaphors’, Fordham Law Review, 75 (2006), pp. 921-960. 

    • Jayawickrama, N., The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law: National, Regional and International Jurisprudence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
    • Robert Kagan, ’American and European Ways of Law: Six Entrenched Differences’, in Volkmar Gessner and David Nelken, eds., European Ways of Law: Toward a European Sociology of Law (Hart Publishing, 2007), pp. 41-70.
    • Mattias Kumm “Why Europeans will not embrace constitutional patriotism” Int J Constitutional Law 6(1) (2008), pp. 117‐136.
    • Legrand, Pierre, ’European Legal Systems Are Not Converging’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 45 (1996), pp. 52-81. 

    • Langford, Malcolm, Cesar Garavito-Rodriguez, and Julieta Rossi, Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance: Making it Stick (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
    • Legrand, Pierre, ’The Same and the Different’ in Legrand, Pierre and Munday, 
Roderick (eds.) Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions (Cambridge University Press, 2003). 

    • Reimann, Mathias and Zimmermann, Reinhard, The Oxford Handbook ofComparative Law (Oxford University Press, 2008). 

    • Max Rheinstein, ’Comparative Law - Its Functions, Methods and Usages”, Arkansas Law Review 22 (1968), 415.

    • May, James & Erin Daly, Global Environmental Constitutionalism (CUP, 2014
    • Ruffert, Matthias (ed.), The Transformation of Administrative Law in Europe / La mutation du droit administratif en Europe (European Law Publishers, 2007).
    • Sacco, R. ‘Legal Formants: A Dynamic Approach to Comparative Law (Installment I of II)’, The American Journal of Comparative Law Vol. 39, No. 1 (Winter, 1991), pp. 1-34 (34)
    • Slagstad, Rune, 'The Breakthrough of Judicial Review in the Norwegian System', in Eivind Smith (ed.), Constitutional Justice Under Old Constitutions (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1995), pp. 81-112.
    • Smith, Eivind, Constitutional Justice under Old Constitutions (Kluwer, 1995). 

    • Tushnet, Mark, ’The Possibilities of Comparative Constitutional Law’, TheYale Law Journal, 108(6) (1999), pp. 1225-1309. 

    • Van Hoecke and Warrington, ’Legal Cultures, Legal Paradigms and Legal Doctrine: Towards a New Model for Comparative Law’, International & Comparative Law Quarterly 47 (1998), 495.



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