The last several years, we have witnessed a tendency within Danish legislation where fundamental citizenship rights seem to be undermined by the fear of international threats. We wish to investigate whether ACTA can be regarded as an example of this tendency. Consequently we will conduct an analysis of the process regarding ACTA in order to determine whether this process can be characterized as securitization. Furthermore we wish to investigate which implications legislation based on fear can have for the Danish ideals for democratic participation. To do so we employ the framework of analyzing securitizing moves, presented by the Copenhagen School. Through the concept of fear legislation (frygtens ret) by Peter Høilund, we will discuss the impact of ACTA on how citizenship is perceived in Denmark. We find that both the protagonists and antagonists in relation to ACTA perform a securitization with regard to intellectual property rights and the rights of the citizen. Additionally we find that ACTA have challenged the Danish ideals for citizenship. Moreover we surmise that ACTA if validated will have a negative impact on citizenship rights.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||12 jun. 2012|
- Peter Høilund
- Frygtens ret
- Ole Wæver