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Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

Publication year: 2018

ISBN: 978-3-319-46684-2

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive analysis of the differences and similarities between civil legal aid schemes in the Nordic countries whilst outlining recent legal aid transformations in their respective welfare states. Based on in-depth studies of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland, the authors compare these cases with legal aid in Europe and the US to examine whether a single, unique Nordic model exists. Contextualizing Nordic legal aid in relation to welfare ideology and human rights, Hammerslev and Halvorsen Rønning consider whether flaws in the welfare state exist, and how legal aid affects disadvantaged citizens.

Subject: Open Access, Socio-legal studies, Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Action Research, Scandinavia, Welfare state, Norway, Demark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland