Double Enumeration of Legislative Powers in a Sub-State Context

A Comparison between Canada, Denmark and Finland

  • Markku Suksi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 17-41
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    Pages 43-79
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About this book


This book analyses a middle position between single enumerations in a regular federal-like and a regular autonomy-like distribution of legislative powers by examining constitutional legislation in three countries (Canada, Denmark and Finland) that have established separate enumerations for the national level and the sub-state level. The sub-state level consists of provinces in Canada, the Faroe Islands in Denmark and the Åland Islands in Finland. The book provides interpretations of the competence line based on double enumeration between the national parliament and the sub-state entities, where relevant, on the basis of the travaux preparatoires of the fundamental norms on which the arrangements are based, judicial or quasi-judicial resolutions of competence problems, and relevant doctrine and literature.


Federalism Autonomy Law-making Constitutional interpretation Constitutional law

Authors and affiliations

  • Markku Suksi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LawÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90920-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90921-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-855X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8568
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