Civil Ulydighed - Et Demokratisk Dilemma: Civil Disobedience - A Democratic Dilemma

Alberte Bau Larsen, Anna Søe, Emma Grauballe Mogensen & Frederikke Funck Bilsteen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project, we wish to work with the term civil disobedience in a Danish context. We see a foundational tendency, that one’s opinion on how civil disobedience can be justified is linked to one’s view on democracy. We will examine different theorists’ understanding of civil disobedience, and when and how they justify the use of civil disobedience. We will further examine how different theories on democracy each have different views on how a decision-making process in the Danish parliament is legitimized. The project will study a case, and we will examine if this case can be characterized as civil disobedience by our theoretic field. Furthermore, the chosen case is going to shed light on civil disobedience in a Danish context, and on whether there is a connection between democracy and the opinion on in which civil disobedience can be justified The project will conclude that the opinion on how civil disobedience is justified depends on how you view democracy. The violation of basic rights is crucial to how the use of civil disobedience can be justified, however there are different opinions on what kind of democratic society in which it can be justified at all. The opinion on what role civil disobedience should have in the society, depends on the opinion on how a law is legitimized, and who should have influence on the political society.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2015
VejledereKeld Buciek


  • Dansk demokrati
  • Civil ulydighed