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Rättfärdigandet av civilt olydiga handlingar : en studie av Antifascistisk Aktions och Revolutionära Frontens arbete i Sverige

Lopez Åkerblom, Alicia LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
By studying various theories about civil disobedience, five requirements have been developed for civil disobedience to be considered legitimate. The purpose with this paper is to see if the two networks Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) and the Revolutionary Front (RF) lives up to these criteria and therefore are legitimate in their actions. The study is done with ideology analysis of AFA:s and RF:s own websites and material, to better understand their ideology and point of view. Choosing AFA and RF was based on the fact that they are among the largest autonomous networks in Sweden and they fight against racism, fascism and other forms of oppression. The networks manage to live up to the majority of the criteria being presented in the study, which... (More)
By studying various theories about civil disobedience, five requirements have been developed for civil disobedience to be considered legitimate. The purpose with this paper is to see if the two networks Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) and the Revolutionary Front (RF) lives up to these criteria and therefore are legitimate in their actions. The study is done with ideology analysis of AFA:s and RF:s own websites and material, to better understand their ideology and point of view. Choosing AFA and RF was based on the fact that they are among the largest autonomous networks in Sweden and they fight against racism, fascism and other forms of oppression. The networks manage to live up to the majority of the criteria being presented in the study, which would mean that the theories used in this paper would justify the networks’ civil disobedience. The study also concluded that there are two subjects that also could be considered as two additional criteria, but because of the scholars disagreement in these areas they are in this paper seen as only possible criteria. These two criteria include the idea of violence and the thought that civil disobedience only can be justified in a fundamentally unfair and undemocratic state. This raises interesting questions and thoughts about civil disobedience in the West and provides an insight into how some might think that civil disobedience actions are important and even necessary to improve a society - even a democratic one. (Less)
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  abstract     = {By studying various theories about civil disobedience, five requirements have been developed for civil disobedience to be considered legitimate. The purpose with this paper is to see if the two networks Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) and the Revolutionary Front (RF) lives up to these criteria and therefore are legitimate in their actions. The study is done with ideology analysis of AFA:s and RF:s own websites and material, to better understand their ideology and point of view. Choosing AFA and RF was based on the fact that they are among the largest autonomous networks in Sweden and they fight against racism, fascism and other forms of oppression. The networks manage to live up to the majority of the criteria being presented in the study, which would mean that the theories used in this paper would justify the networks’ civil disobedience. The study also concluded that there are two subjects that also could be considered as two additional criteria, but because of the scholars disagreement in these areas they are in this paper seen as only possible criteria. These two criteria include the idea of violence and the thought that civil disobedience only can be justified in a fundamentally unfair and undemocratic state. This raises interesting questions and thoughts about civil disobedience in the West and provides an insight into how some might think that civil disobedience actions are important and even necessary to improve a society - even a democratic one.},
  author       = {Lopez Åkerblom, Alicia},
  keyword      = {antifascism,antirasism,civil olydnad,Revolutionära Fronten,Antifascistisk Aktion,political activists,violence,radicalism,anti-Nazism,anti-fascism,antiracism,civil disobedience,Anti-Fascist Action,AFA,antinazism,utomparlamentariska metoder,radikalism,våld,politiska aktivister,Human rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rättfärdigandet av civilt olydiga handlingar : en studie av Antifascistisk Aktions och Revolutionära Frontens arbete i Sverige},
  year         = {2013},
}