Karl Dahlstrand

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 


- The annual meeting of IVR Sweden will take place in Linköping the 27th - 28th of August. Save the Date. More information to come. 

- Patricia Mindus is promoted to Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, the first woman in that position since 1477 when the University was founded.

- Patricia Mindus publishes the book Hacia una teoría funcionalista de la ciudadanía

- 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