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Carin Ulander-Wänman


My area of research pertains to European employment policy and the regulation of the Swedish labour market in law and collective agreements. 

Research qualifications: Docent
Educational qualifications: Distinguished university teacher

Works at

Associate professor at Department of Law
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå


My area of research pertains to European employment policy and the regulation of the Swedish labour market. The research produced has taken both an employer´s and an employee´s perspective, is based on social constructionist theory and takes an emancipatory approach.

Current research

Guest researcher

I have been invited as a guest researcher at Kent Law School, UK during year 2016.

Guest researcher at Lund University

During year 2014, I was invited as a guest researcher at Lund University. I was a part of the research project Elderly Law at the Faculty of Law. 

Previous research

During 2011 and 2012 I have been working on an EU project entitled Study on precarious work and social rights'. The research project is funded by the European Commission, and the project owner is the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University. The project involves 11 countries within the EU, each of which is represented by experts in labour law and the labour market.

I was Sweden's legal expert in the project. The work that is being done includes mapping precarious work in the various member states and identifying regulations in the member states that are creating safer jobs. The project also includes an examination of the possibilities that exist in terms of creating a floor of fundamental social rights for all employees in the country, regardless of their employment relationships.

In May 2008 I defended a thesis entitled Priority Right to Reemployment.

Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, Vol. 29
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Scandinavian Studies in Law, Stockholm: Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law 2022, Vol. 68 : 329-346
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
European Labour Law Journal, Sage Publications 2022, Vol. 13, (2) : 292-304
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Dagens Nyheter
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Arbetsmarknad i förändring: En antologi om förbättrad omställning, Stockholm: Fores 2020 : 87-149
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Labour law and the welfare state: arbetsrätt och välfärdsstaten, Uppsala: Iustus förlag 2019 : 137-151
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Festskrift till Örjan Edström, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2019 : 485-499
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Skrifter från Juridiska institutionen vid Umeå universitet, 41
Mannelqvist, Ruth; Ingmanson, Staffan; Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Bender, German; Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Stockholm: Arenagruppen 2019
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Dagens Nyheter, Bonnierkoncernen 2019 : 5-5
Mörtvik, Roger; Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Svenska Dagbladet
Ulander-Wänman, Carin; Larsson, Karin; Renkel, Peter
Juridisk Tidskrift, Stockholm: Stockholms universitet 2018, (3) : 633-650
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Jubileumsskrift till Juridiska institutionen 40 år, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2017 : 273-283
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Svensk Juristtidning, Uppsala: Föreningen för utgivande av Svensk Juristtidning 2017, (8) : 613-630
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Festskrift till Ann Numhauser-Henning, Lund: Juristförlaget, Lund 2017 : 113-128
Calleman, Catharina; Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Elder law: evolving European perspectives, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2017 : 204-228
Rönnmar, Mia; Kullman, Miriam; Numhauser-Henning, Ann; et al.
Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, Karlstad: 2016, Vol. 22, (3/4)
Ulander-Wänman, Carin
Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 6, (2) : 61-79
Ulander-Wänman, Carin