Research about judicial processes and regulations of welfare

My research concerns judicial regulations in the field of migration and social law, and their implementation. It also concerns local initiatives for human rights, and the basis for making rights claims, in the context of irregular migration.

I have investigated how the principle of children’s best interests is invented and re-invented, and given negative significance, in Swedish and other Nordic countries’ asylum processes. The categorisation of various groups in Swedish migration legislation and its application, not least its excluding mechanisms, in a welfare state such as Sweden, are not very well known in an international perspective. Another focus in my research are political initiatives, struggles and negotiations in Swedish cities, for sanctuary and other forms of inclusion in the sphere of rights bearers in the welfare state. This research has often taken place during active participation in, and support of, political actions.

I have led a governmental inquiry about practical impediments to enforcement, and in the autumn of 2017, I presented legal proposals that should prevent people from becoming legally stranded.

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Selected publications

Anna Lundberg, Lisa Dahlquist (2018)

Journal of Human Rights Practice Continue to DOI

Anna Lundberg, Mikael Spång (2017)

Nordic Journal of Human Rights , Vol.35 , s.35-54 Continue to DOI

Anna Lundberg, Jacob Lind (2017)

Human Rights Review , Vol.18 , s.189-208 Continue to DOI


Anna Lundberg, Hedvig Obenius van Stellingwerff (2019) “What can migration-law learn from cartography? Some reflections on critical legal mapping as a method for understanding law” 16TH ANNUAL IMISCOE CONFERENCE JUNE 26-28, 2019 MALMÖ UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN : Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches:The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century.We welcome proposals from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, social work, public administration, demography, social geography, and others.

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