Political priorities and parties
Since the close of WWII, Norwegian politicians have worked to strike a balance between considerations relating to economic growth and efforts to achieve social equality. A phase of rapid expansion of the public sector lasting from 1945-71 ... + More
In formal terms, Norway is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democratic system of governance. Democratic because the source of political power and legitimacy according to the Constitution lies with the people, in that all ... + More
Traditionally, the Judiciary is known as the third branch of government. The ordinary courts of law in Norway consist of the Supreme Court of Justice (Høyesterett), the Interlocutory Appeals Committee of the Supreme Court (Høyesteretts ... + More
Norway is divided into 19 counties and 434 municipalities (2003). The powers of the county and municipal councils for self-government have been delegated from the State, and are set out in legislation, not in the Constitution.
The State ... + More
The Government and the Ministries
The Government serves as the executive power. Its most important functions are to submit bills and budget proposals to the Storting (Norwegian national assembly) and implement decisions through the Ministries. The Government is derived ... + More