(L)awful excuse - En undersøgelse om Greenpeace' brug af planetær nødværge som redskab

Thomas Nielsen, Daniel Lühr & Emil Daugaard

Student thesis: Termpaper


The project examines the reasons why Greenpeace breaks the law in a number of Danish cases with reference to the legal argument dealing with planetary self-defense. Similarly, the changed conditions the exercise of the phenomenon has a potential for environmental policy formation. We use Bourdieu's field analysis to analyze how the existence of a conflict behind the perception of planetary self-defense. In addition, the theory of Kingdon is used to analyze the conditions for a possible policy formation as a result of Greenpeace's actions. The project suggests that there are different perceptions of planetary self-defense due to the weighting of the various interests of society. Greenpeace pursuit of the phenomenon is recognized as symbolic capital, when the organization draws attention to the atrocious conditions. Politic flows suggests that there is a widely spread support for Greenpeace's overall objective of their actions. The Organizations use of the phenomenon obtains, from the individual actions, specific changes and an indirect policy formation on the environmental area.

EducationsAdministration, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date22 Jun 2012
SupervisorsBodil Damgaard


  • Planetær nødværge
  • Greenpeace
  • Civil ulydighed