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Hotet från de kriminella MC-gängen - en normativ studie av värdekonflikten mellan den personliga integriteten och statens säkerhet

Svensson, Lena (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this essay is to illustrate a fundamental question; what is a democracy allowed to do to protect itself from enemies? I´ve chosen to analyze the conflict between the two values; individual integrity and state´s security. The individual integrity refers to every person's right to have a protected sphere, and the stat´s security refers to its right to protect itself, and these two positions are often time incompatible. This conflict of value is shown in a normative analysis, where depending on which perspective or normative logic is seen as primate, it gives different conclusions to what a democracy should do to defend itself.

To demonstrate how severe the threats are against the society, I choose to examine a specific part of... (More)
The aim of this essay is to illustrate a fundamental question; what is a democracy allowed to do to protect itself from enemies? I´ve chosen to analyze the conflict between the two values; individual integrity and state´s security. The individual integrity refers to every person's right to have a protected sphere, and the stat´s security refers to its right to protect itself, and these two positions are often time incompatible. This conflict of value is shown in a normative analysis, where depending on which perspective or normative logic is seen as primate, it gives different conclusions to what a democracy should do to defend itself.

To demonstrate how severe the threats are against the society, I choose to examine a specific part of the organized crime, the outlaw motorcycle gangs. They have a special position in affecting the legal system because they have an explicit aim to influence the judicial system with scaremongering and threats. Often time they are very successful and the police have difficulties to take legal actions against them. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Lena
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
personal integrity, state security, normative analysis, outlaw motorcycle gang, organized crime, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1318453
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay is to illustrate a fundamental question; what is a democracy allowed to do to protect itself from enemies? I´ve chosen to analyze the conflict between the two values; individual integrity and state´s security. The individual integrity refers to every person's right to have a protected sphere, and the stat´s security refers to its right to protect itself, and these two positions are often time incompatible. This conflict of value is shown in a normative analysis, where depending on which perspective or normative logic is seen as primate, it gives different conclusions to what a democracy should do to defend itself.

To demonstrate how severe the threats are against the society, I choose to examine a specific part of the organized crime, the outlaw motorcycle gangs. They have a special position in affecting the legal system because they have an explicit aim to influence the judicial system with scaremongering and threats. Often time they are very successful and the police have difficulties to take legal actions against them.},
  author       = {Svensson, Lena},
  keyword      = {personal integrity,state security,normative analysis,outlaw motorcycle gang,organized crime,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hotet från de kriminella MC-gängen - en normativ studie av värdekonflikten mellan den personliga integriteten och statens säkerhet},
  year         = {2008},
}