Domus Bibliotheca (map)
Karl Johans gate 47
The project seeks to identify the Constitution's relationship with Norwegian and European experience of various forms of fracture and discontinuity in the normal functions of constitutions.
Did a constitution based on the universal principles of the rule of law and freedom of speech also demand a revision of current legislation? Were there universally recognized norms which ought to be enshrined in a new legal codification?
This project studies the scholarship and activities of the jurist Johan Frederik Wilhelm Schlegel (1765-1835). Schlegel has long been neglected in constitutional history, but as is proven in recent research, he was a key idea monger and promoter of the intellectual processes of the period up until 1814, see Mestad (2008) and Michalsen (2010).
This project examines the relationship between the Constitution and the question of political competence of the state's citizens.
The goal of this project has been to investigate the relationship between the historical and textual basis for the Constitution and the recent developments in constitutional law.