The Local's Coverage of Tom Ginsburg's Report on Norway's Constitution
Norway's constitution beats US rival: experts
May 16, 2014
In their paper, Norway's Enduring Constitution, Professor Tom Ginsburg at the University of Chicago Law School and James Melton at University College London, examine what it is about Norway's constitution that has made it last for 200 years when only 14 of the 900 national constitutions ever enacted have even made it to 100.
They conclude that the Norwegian constitution's best point is how easy it is to change.
"Norway’s constitutional flexibility has allowed a document designed in a very different era to survive and indeed thrive," they argue. "A constitution that is too rigid and cannot adjust to the times will force its subjects to replace it."