Gisslén

A journal out of love for housing

 

What is the foundation of our constitution?

In mid-April 2013 I had lunch with an enthusiastic law student from Stockholm University who expressed the view that Sweden is not a democracy or at least not a fair one. Her arguments covered a rather large spectrum - from how the electoral system was structured to the way power was distributed between Parliament and its executive committees. She expressed her constitutional opinion ingeniously: our constitution is rewritten according to the ways we live; we do not live according to how it is written.