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Matthias Abelin has defended his thesis

Matthias Abelin at the Department of Sociology has defended his doctoral thesis in social anthropology ”A Swedish Dilemma: Culture and Rule of Law in Swedish Sickness Insurance” today, Friday 10th May at 10:00 in the Eden Auditorium in Lund.

Swedish society has been described as both modern, liberal democratic and deeply humanitarian; and as more or less premodern, semi-authoritarian and potentially abusive of groups with weak political representation. In this dissertation, this Swedish dilemma is explored in an anthropology of law tradition, with disputing practices as an inroad to an understanding of law as culture.

Matthias Abelin's profile in Lund University Research Portal

The thesis: A Swedish Dilemma: Culture and Rule of Law in Swedish Sickness Insurance

Discussant: Associate Professor of Social Anthropology Renita Thedvall, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Stockholm University

Chair person of the defence and main supervisor: Ulf Johansson Dahre, Department of Sociology, Lund University

Supervisor: David Wästerfors, Department of Sociology, Lund University

Examination committee:

  • Professor Christer Lindberg, Department of Sociology, Lund University
  • Professor Håkan Hydén, Sociology of Law Department, Lund University
  • Associate Professor Lotta Björklund-Larsen, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University