Karsten Åström

Karsten Åström

Professor emeritus

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  • Expert Knowledge in Court
  • Welfare Regulation and Implementation
  • Professions Applying Law

Karsten Åström, LLD and PhD h.c. is a professor emeritus in Sociology of Law at Lund University and former Guest professor in Welfare Law at Linköping University. Since the early 1980s, he has been engaged in interdisciplinary research on legislative processes, implementation and the effects of laws, particularly welfare law. In recent years he has also researched legal professions, court experts and "access to justice".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law and Society


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