Representation – concerning marginalised groups in the negotiation of rights to welfare services and the management of welfare and dignity by the legal system

This postdoc project explores different perspectives on representation in relation to marginalised groups in the welfare society. The various forms, conditions and challenges of representation constitute an under-researched area. This applies in particular to welfare law, social policy and organisational aspects of the diversity of forms of representation that have developed in Sweden in recent decades (legal guardians, plaintiff's counsel, special representatives for children, etc.).

Social work and welfare law form the basis of the project, which brings together two research themes within the department: violations of dignity and rights, and the creation and maintenance of participation and rights.

Social issues to work with in the future

Our education is linked to the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. These are goals that you can get tools to work with in the future:

U.N's global goals: Good health and well-beingU.N's global goals: Gender equalityU.N's global goals: Reduced inequalities

About the project:

Time period: 2020-2022
Research area: Department of Social Sciences - Research in welfare law
Project status: Ongoing

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4 January 2022