Örjan Edström

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Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

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Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet


+46 90 786 69 42


+46 90 786 65 87


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Professor, Dr., in law and in particular labour law at Umeå University since 2003. The author of many books and articles on labour law, EU labour law in particular concerning the free movement of workers and services respectively. National Expert for the European Commission 1995–2003 on the free movement of workers and 2004–2013 as a member of the European Observatory of the Free Movement of Workers, organized at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Member of the Odysseus Network – Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum, at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Faculte de Droit 1999–2013. Board member of Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare 2007–2013.


Magisterprogrammet med inriktning mot arbetsrätt, 60 hp (Master Programme in Labour Law).

Den svenska modellen och arbetsrättens internationalisering, 15.0 hp (The Swedish Model and the Internationalization of Labour Law).

Juristprogrammet, Termin 9: Examensarbete, 30 hp (The Law Programme, term 9).

Förhandling och tvistelösning på arbetsmarknaden, 7.5 hp (Collective Bargaining and the Resolving of Labour Disputes on the Labour Market).

Självständigt arbete i arbetsrätt, 15.0 hp.

International Law and Human Rights, Introduction to Swedish Law, and more.

Forskarutbildningen (The Phd/doctoral programme): Rättsvetenskaplig teori och metod, 15 hp (Methods and Theory in Legal Science).


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Recent publications (selected):

Globalisation, Fragmentation, Labour and Employment Law, Iustus förlag Uppsala 2016, pp. 95–112. Laura Carlson, Örjan Edström and Birgitta Nyström (eds), Iustus förlag Uppsala 2016, 284 pp. ISBN 978-91-7678-941-4.

The Nordic Industrial Relations Model: Surviving the Impact from European Law?, in Laura Carlson, Örjan Edström and Birgitta Nyström (eds), Globalisation, Fragmentation, Labour and Employment Law, Iustus förlag Uppsala 2016, pp. 95–112. ISBN 978-91-7678-941-4.

Collective Labour Law in the Nordic Countries: the Relationship between Individual Employment Contracts and State Legislation, in Jürgen Basedow, Chen Su, Matteo Fornasier and Ulla Likkunen, Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in Europe and China, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, pp. 3–28. ISBN 978-3-16-154406-4, ISSN 0340-6709. (Max Planck Institute für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht.)

The Laval History – A Cold Shower for the Swedish Industrial Relations Model, in Tommy Isodorsson (ed.), Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life. Book of Abstracts and Programme, Gothenburg 2014.)

Kommunal arbetsrätt, fjärde upplagan, Studentlitteratur, Lund 2014. (Författare till Del II, s. 99–75 /totalt 515 sid.) Studentlitteratur, Lund 2014. ISBN 978-91-44–08816-7.

Laval – The Aftermath?, i Festskrift till Catharina Calleman – i rättens utkanter, (red. Annina H. Persson & Lotti Ryberg-Welander), Iustus, Uppsala 2014, s. 91–100. ISBN 978-91-7678-889-9.

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