Det grænseløse arbejde som følge af konkurrencestaten: The borderless work as a result of the competitive stat

Mie Nielsen, Christian Tovborg-Jensen, Oliver Bohse, Nikolaj Klink, Marck Gemmer & Seyhan Oztürk

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this project report is to observe and explain the development of Danish welfare state, towards a competitive state, and how this development affects the individual. We assume that this development affects the work culture, and thereby the individual, in a way where the balance between leisure time and work time fades out. The work becomes a too big part of our life so that we feel pushed to work more, and therefore have lesser time for private life, family etc. The report is structured such that it will begin with an analysis of the development of the welfare state to a more competitive state where welfare means lesser. Then, an analysis of how these developments have affected the work culture, and finally an analysis of how this has affected the individual, thus ensuring a clear thread throughout the report. We are using Ove Kaj Pedersen for the state analysis, Richard Sennett for the work culture analysis and Helge Hvid and Henrik Lund together, for the last part about the individual. We withhold these theories with statistics, articles and reforms and analyze each other. Our conclusion ends as predicted. We see a Danish state getting more competitive with less focus on occupational safety. The competitive state changes the work culture in a way, which results in the work, gets to fill more for the individual. This becomes a problem because people feel that the balance between work and leisure time becomes invisible. The boundaries between work and leisure time is vanished just as we thought to begin with.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereNikolaj Bangsted Lem Christensen


  • Konkurrencestaten
  • Grænseløst arbejde