Karl Dahlstrand



 The Swedish Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Karl Dahlstrand

Karl Dahlstrand is Ph.D. in Sociology of Law and since 2014 Senior Lecturer at the Sociology of Law Department at Lund University. Legal theory caught his attention during his law studies, and apart from a LL.B., he has also studied political science, criminology and sociology of law. In 2012 he successfully defended his dissertation Kränkning och upprättelse [Violation and Satisfaction]. En rättssociologisk studie av kränkningsersättning till brottsoffer which treated some theoretical themes such as incommensurability between non-pecuniary damage and financial compensation, and the relation between rule following and social norms. The dissertation was awarded by the New Society of Letters at Lund.

Since 2012 Dahlstrand is part of the Cybernorms Research Group where he conducts the project “Violation in a Digital Context” concerning defamation in the social media. His research interests mainly concern analytic philosophy and the theory and method of sociology of law. He teaches in the programs in psychology and criminology at Lund University, the program in social work and in the program in law at both Stockholm University and the University of Gothenburg. A collection of Dahlstrand’s recent publications is “Norms about Norms: A Hartian Perspective” (in Social and Legal Norms: Towards a Socio-Legal Understanding of Normativity, 2013, Ashgate), Nätkränkningar [Online Defamation]: en studie av svenska ungdomars normer och beteenden (Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society, 2014, co-authored), and “Rättens transcendens [The Transcendence of Law]. Om skälighet inom avtalsrätten och relevansen av Rawls rättviseteori” (in Årsbok / Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund, The New Society of Letters at Lund, 2014).

Contact: karl.dahlstrand@soclaw.lu.se 


- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018

- Conference at Stockholm University, November 13-15, 2018 (information in Swedish), in regard to the forthcoming book The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism

- Moa Lidén defends her PhD dissertation Confirmation Bias in Criminal Cases in Uppsala on September 28, 2018..

- Call for Papers for the 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity", taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019, is now out. Deadline 31 December 2018.

- The IVR Sweden Annual Meeting  2018 is held May 14-15, 2018, in Lund. You are very welcome to attend, please register here (participants are responsible for travel and lodging). Read the programme (in Swedish).

- The 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 7-13 July 2019.

- On August 24th 2017 the conference "Evidence, Disagreement & Rights" will take place at Uppsala University. Contact and registration: Sebastian Reyes Molina.

- Sebastián Reyes Molina has been appointed treasurer in IVR Sweden.

- The XXVIII IVR World Congress will be held in Lisbon 17-21 July 2017

- The next annual conference of IVR Sweden will be held in Karlstad on 8-9 May 2017. Read the programme.

- The section in Philosophy of Law  of the Philosophy Days 2017 in Uppsala is now open. Send your abstract before April 15 to present your research in August 2017. Read more on registration and abstracts.

- IVR XXVIIIth World Congress originally planned in Istanbul will not take place. See Letter by the President of International IVR.

- Special issue published on European New Legal Realism in Retfaerd Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Vol. 39, No 4, 2016) ed. Elisabeth Eneroth

- Filosofidagarna, a major event for philosophers in Sweden, will be held in Uppsala on 25-27 August 2017. We are launching a section of Philosophy of Law! Brian Leiter will give the key-note. Call for abstracts will be online soon, you are very welcome to present your research at this event.

- Two new PhD students in Philosophy of Law are starting in 2017 at The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University: Elena Prats and Tommaso Braida will work in the project Civis Sum.

- Two new doctoral students started working in Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University: Kristina Hultegård and David Jivegård.

- (NB cancelled, see announcement above) Next IVR World Congress is scheduled to be held in Istanbul 17-21 July 2017. IVR Sweden has issued a communication that has been sent to the International IVR.

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