One Step Forward and One Step Back. State regulation of environment and sustainable development through the use of the Education Act, school curricula and syllabuses (1990-2010)
- Department of Sociology of Law
content analysis of national policy documents as well as legal sources, in order to describe and categorize legal norms that society, through its political and administrative institutions, highlight in school activities.
The article takes a starting point in a model developed by Lindensjö and Lundgren, who used the terms arena of formulation and arena of realization, to illustrate what is happening with policy at national level. The policy-making processes and their
results are in the end interpreted and understood through a perspective based on the concept of inertia and path dependence. It is evident as a result that the legal changes on the national political level are not hindering the continuing policy-making
development and enactment of sustainable development on the professional administrative national arena.
- Law and Society
- Sociology of law
- legal norms
- social and professional norms
- education for sustainable development
- environmental education
- act on education
- path dependence
- historical sociology
- supporting structures
- Normforskningsprojektet, Sociology of Law, Lund University
- ISBN: 978-91-7267-375-5
Per Wickenberg was a primary school teacher in the 1970s - and '80s. Since 1993 he has been working at Lund University, with various assignments based on sociology of law-research and education.