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Martin Dackling

Researcher

Martin Dackling
Researcher
martin.dackling@history.gu.se
0705-218378

Room number: 1438
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86, plan 4 , 41261 Göteborg


Department of Historical Studies (More Information)
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405 30 Göteborg
www.historiskastudier.gu.se
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Fax: +46 31 786 4456

Visiting Address: Eklandagatan 86 , 412 61 Göteborg

About Martin Dackling

My research interests are situated at the intersection of social history, economic history, and legal history, in particular with regards to the rural society of the last two centuries. I have a PhD in history, and my doctoral thesis from 2013 (“Rise of the family farm”) examined the relationship between land and family in Sweden during the 19th and 20th centuries. From 2014 to 2015, I held a position as a postdoc in cultural history at Linköping University, where I worked on a project concerning farms managed by adult siblings in the 1900s. This kind of household formation – usually consisting of between two and four unmarried siblings – almost did not exist before the 20th century but grew in number up to around 1940. In the project, and based on interviews, censuses, and governmental reports, I investigated how and why the “sibling farm” arose. Currently, I am working on a project entitled, “The inherited problem: legitimating inheritance in Scandinavia, 1810-2010”, which is briefly described below.

The inherited problem: legitimating inheritance in Scandinavia, 1810-2010

In recent centuries, modern property rights based on the rights of the individual have emerged in the Western world. However, while an owner is free to dispose of his or her property during his or her lifetime, there are extensive limitations as to how the estate is managed after death. During the last two hundred years, the inheritance laws in Europe have changed due to the influence of Enlightenment ideals concerning equality, freedom and justice. A clear objective has been to reduce the risk that inheritance will lead to unequal conditions. In Sweden, part of this change has included the introduction of successively more equal inheritance rights between men and women, legal portion (laglott) for direct heirs, and inheritance tax.

The purpose of this project is to investigate how changes to succession law have been justified in the political debate in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The focus on the Scandinavian countries can be justified theoretically; historically these countries are often portrayed as constituting a specific welfare regime, characterized by the large redistributing role of the state. However, recently, a different picture can be seen; inheritance tax has been completely abolished in both Sweden and Norway, and is strongly questioned in Denmark. The main issue of the project concerns how this development can be understood using a long-term perspective. Building upon parliamentary debates, government investigations and draft laws, the ways inheritance laws are discussed and legitimized in the three countries are used to understand deeper and broader social changes.

The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council and started in 2015.

My doctoral thesis (with an English summary) can be read here:
GUPEA

Latest publications

Inledning
Martin Dackling, Poul Duedahl, Bo Poulsen
Reformer og ressourcer / Reforms and Resources : Rapporter til det 29. Nordiske Historikermøde / Proceedings of the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Aalborg Universitetsforlag, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Släktjordsfrågan i Sverige och och Norge 1810-1860
Martin Dackling
Reformer og ressourcer / Reforms and Resources : Rapporter til det 29. Nordiske Historikermøde / Proceedings of the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Ålborg, Aalborg universitetsforlag, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Familjejordbruk utan familjer? Syskonjordbruk på svensk landsbygd
Martin Dackling
Bebyggelseshistorisk tidskrift, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Instead of Marriage? Sibling Farm Partnership in 20th Century Sweden
Martin Dackling
Paper, presented at the 11th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 30 March - 2 April 2016, Valencia, Spain, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Släktgården som myt och verklighet
Martin Dackling
Släkthistoriskt forum, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Frihetens och upproriskhetens bakterier : studentrörelse vid Göteborgs universitet under 60 år
Martin Dackling, Caroline Tigerberg, Lina Söderström
Stockholm, Premiss i samarbete med Göteborgs universitets studentkårer, Edited book 2014
Edited book

En adel ovan Dalälven? Släktgårdsinventeringar i 1930-talets Dalarna
Martin Dackling
Dalarna 2014: barn & unga / [redaktör: Erik Arrhén], Falun, Dalarnas museum, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Göteborgska kårhus
Martin Dackling
Frihetens och upproriskhetens bakterier: Studentrörelse vid Göteborgs universitet under 60 år / red. Martin Dackling, Lina Söderström och Caroline Tigerberg, Stockholm, Premiss förlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Egen jord eller annans? Jordägare och arrendatorer i Ekby 1845-1945
Martin Dackling
Att bruka men inte äga: Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag / redaktör: Anders Wästfelt, Stockholm, Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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2017

Inledning
Martin Dackling, Poul Duedahl, Bo Poulsen
Reformer og ressourcer / Reforms and Resources : Rapporter til det 29. Nordiske Historikermøde / Proceedings of the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Aalborg Universitetsforlag, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Släktjordsfrågan i Sverige och och Norge 1810-1860
Martin Dackling
Reformer og ressourcer / Reforms and Resources : Rapporter til det 29. Nordiske Historikermøde / Proceedings of the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians, Ålborg, Aalborg universitetsforlag, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Familjejordbruk utan familjer? Syskonjordbruk på svensk landsbygd
Martin Dackling
Bebyggelseshistorisk tidskrift, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Instead of Marriage? Sibling Farm Partnership in 20th Century Sweden
Martin Dackling
Paper, presented at the 11th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), 30 March - 2 April 2016, Valencia, Spain, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

2015

Släktgården som myt och verklighet
Martin Dackling
Släkthistoriskt forum, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

2014

Frihetens och upproriskhetens bakterier : studentrörelse vid Göteborgs universitet under 60 år
Martin Dackling, Caroline Tigerberg, Lina Söderström
Stockholm, Premiss i samarbete med Göteborgs universitets studentkårer, Edited book 2014
Edited book

En adel ovan Dalälven? Släktgårdsinventeringar i 1930-talets Dalarna
Martin Dackling
Dalarna 2014: barn & unga / [redaktör: Erik Arrhén], Falun, Dalarnas museum, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Göteborgska kårhus
Martin Dackling
Frihetens och upproriskhetens bakterier: Studentrörelse vid Göteborgs universitet under 60 år / red. Martin Dackling, Lina Söderström och Caroline Tigerberg, Stockholm, Premiss förlag, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Egen jord eller annans? Jordägare och arrendatorer i Ekby 1845-1945
Martin Dackling
Att bruka men inte äga: Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag / redaktör: Anders Wästfelt, Stockholm, Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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