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Ett rättfärdigt felande? Om civil olydnad inom den demokratiska staten

Johansson, Joakim and Haak Södervall, Emanuel (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Civil disobedience constitutes an interesting ethical phenomena in the democratic

state since the people performing it consciously brakes laws and norms in society

for purposes they themselves judge to be morally good and just. This thesis

examines whether the phenomena of civil disobedience is justifiable in a

democratic society.

In this study civil disobedience is analyzed on two levels. First the problem is

analyzed on a theoretical level in relative to the three, by us established, values:

respect for the law, the will of the majority and equality. Second, civil

disobedience is analyzed on a more practical level where we test our theoretical

line of argument with the help of two example groups who engages in civil
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Civil disobedience constitutes an interesting ethical phenomena in the democratic

state since the people performing it consciously brakes laws and norms in society

for purposes they themselves judge to be morally good and just. This thesis

examines whether the phenomena of civil disobedience is justifiable in a

democratic society.

In this study civil disobedience is analyzed on two levels. First the problem is

analyzed on a theoretical level in relative to the three, by us established, values:

respect for the law, the will of the majority and equality. Second, civil

disobedience is analyzed on a more practical level where we test our theoretical

line of argument with the help of two example groups who engages in civil

disobedience. The justification of civil disobedience is also analyzed through two

ethical perspectives on acting, deontology and consequentialism.

Our conclusion is that civil disobedience is justifiable on a theoretical level in

relative to the values we discuss. The justification on a more practical level seems

to offer more difficulties since the people who practice civil disobedience have to

be able to support their actions with solid arguments, something our example

groups occasionally failed to do. In our conclusion we also find that

consequentialism appears better suited to justify civil disobedience than

deontology. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Joakim and Haak Södervall, Emanuel
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
civil disobedience, democracy, democratic values, just action, political ethics, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1320738
date added to LUP
2008-04-08
date last changed
2008-04-08
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  abstract     = {Civil disobedience constitutes an interesting ethical phenomena in the democratic

state since the people performing it consciously brakes laws and norms in society

for purposes they themselves judge to be morally good and just. This thesis

examines whether the phenomena of civil disobedience is justifiable in a

democratic society.

In this study civil disobedience is analyzed on two levels. First the problem is

analyzed on a theoretical level in relative to the three, by us established, values:

respect for the law, the will of the majority and equality. Second, civil

disobedience is analyzed on a more practical level where we test our theoretical

line of argument with the help of two example groups who engages in civil

disobedience. The justification of civil disobedience is also analyzed through two

ethical perspectives on acting, deontology and consequentialism.

Our conclusion is that civil disobedience is justifiable on a theoretical level in

relative to the values we discuss. The justification on a more practical level seems

to offer more difficulties since the people who practice civil disobedience have to

be able to support their actions with solid arguments, something our example

groups occasionally failed to do. In our conclusion we also find that

consequentialism appears better suited to justify civil disobedience than

deontology.},
  author       = {Johansson, Joakim and Haak Södervall, Emanuel},
  keyword      = {civil disobedience,democracy,democratic values,just action,political ethics,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett rättfärdigt felande? Om civil olydnad inom den demokratiska staten},
  year         = {2008},
}