PhD Final Seminar - Going once, going twice, sold! The Hammer of Law and other Social Control Responses to Foreclosures in Sweden
PhD candidates at the Sociology of Law Department hold three seminars during the period of education - a start-up seminar, a mid seminar, and a final seminar. Participation in seminars is an essential part of the PhD education to fully reach the learning outcomes. The seminars are always in English.
Mikael Lundholm, PhD Candidate at the Sociology of Law Department, Lund University
Through his research Mikael Lundholm strives to better understand the mortgage foreclosure process and how it relates to economic security by combining different academic perspectives - the legal and the socio-legal - with experience of working with different parts of this process at the Swedish Enforcement Authority.
The PhD project aims to empirically investigate how lenders, borrowers and other creditors act through the mortgage credit and foreclosure process to protect their interests based on the need for economic security and with regards to foreclosure law.
The research also intends to focus on how the Swedish Enforcement Authority acts and applies the legal framework to enforce foreclosure sale through public executive auctions. This new knowledge is relevant because the investigations regard both how the stakeholders and SEA act through the entire delinquency and foreclosure process and why they act accordingly to protect their interest of economic security within the legal framework.
The discussants for the seminar are yet to be confirmed.