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Clara Titze, Ditte Byskov Andersen, Luna Trebbien, Marie Louise Bjerregaard Schwartz, Sara Baun Schmidt & Anna Arnold

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The purpose of this project is to examine whether collective memory in the history of Denmark and Germany affects our attitude towards surveillance. The project investigates the problematics and impacts of surveillance for both the subject and society in general. This project will give an account of Toni Weller and Anders Albrechtslund’s thoughts and theories towards the development of surveillance in history and to define the concept of trust. Furthermore, we will use the theoretician Michel Foucault’s thoughts about discipline, power and surveillance to define how surveillance becomes a mean of power and discipline. Additionally, it will include an ethical analysis of representative arguments for and against surveillance. With use of deontological and utilitarian points of view, the analysis focuses on the ethical argumentation from the selected persons. Based on the analysis of collective memory the project will discuss the problematics of surveillance, with use of the following terms: trust, power, safety and security. The project shows that the phenomena still is affected by the many attitudes and opinions, which makes it very difficult and complex. It is concluded that our hypothesis is in one way or another confirmed, that surveillance is an ethical dilemma with lots of ethics problematics. Finally, the project shows that collective memory clearly affects the arguments and opinions upon surveillance.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato15 dec. 2019
Antal sider86
VejledereStefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen


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