Civil ulydighed - en udvidet form for solidaritet

Alexander Aamand, Mark Jensen, Louise Jelved & Therese Damgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


ABSTRACT: This project investigates the purpose and legitimacy of civil disobedience in a democracy and also investigates the considerations of the actors/subjects In a case of civil disobedience (Kirkeasyl). Kirkeasyl was an action that hid Iraqi asylum seekers, who otherwise faced deportation, in Brorson’s Kirke in Nørrebro. Several times during the operation the subjects used civil disobedience as tactics. In the project civil disobedience is perceived as an extended type of solidarity where the subjects actively sought to make a difference for the asylum seekers. The project makes a theoretical account of Bauman’s ‘Modernity and the Holocaust’ and Rawls’ ‘a Theory of Justice’. The theories subsequently enter into a theoretical discussion of the legitimacy of civil disobedience in a democracy and its theoretical points will function as guide in the empirical analysis where we unfold the considerations of the members of Kirkeasyl.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2012
VejledereSøren Juul


  • civil disobedience
  • Kirkeasyl