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Bättre fly än illa fäkta - Kan polisens passivitet vid stenkastningsattacker rättfärdigas av hänsyn till statens legitimitet?

Westesson, Oskar LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Swedish police, fire fighters and ambulance staff have since 2012 increasingly been attacked and driven out from, or prevented from entering certain neighbourhoods typically characterized by limitations to basic democratic freedoms and rights, high crime rates and social unrest. In some cases, the police have answered with passivity to the attacks.
This normative analysis hypothetically considers the attacks to be part of political protests, asking whether the passivity of the police can then be justified. The justification model uses 'The Principle of Equality' aswell as ' Efficiency of the Police' as prioritized values constituting indicators of 'State Legitimacy'. Two different normative logics are applied in the justification:... (More)
Swedish police, fire fighters and ambulance staff have since 2012 increasingly been attacked and driven out from, or prevented from entering certain neighbourhoods typically characterized by limitations to basic democratic freedoms and rights, high crime rates and social unrest. In some cases, the police have answered with passivity to the attacks.
This normative analysis hypothetically considers the attacks to be part of political protests, asking whether the passivity of the police can then be justified. The justification model uses 'The Principle of Equality' aswell as ' Efficiency of the Police' as prioritized values constituting indicators of 'State Legitimacy'. Two different normative logics are applied in the justification: Consequentialism and Deontology.
The analysis shows that police passivity could not be justified using deontology as the logic of reasoning, even if the attacks were considered political protests. However in a limited consequentialist reasoning, justification is possible, therefore concluding that the police employ a consequentialist logic rather than the imperatives of duty when making judgements in these situations. (Less)
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Westesson, Oskar LU
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organization
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STVK02 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
polis, stenkastning, upplopp, legitimitet, passivitet
language
Swedish
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8922637
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2018-04-27 10:10:16
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  abstract     = {Swedish police, fire fighters and ambulance staff have since 2012 increasingly been attacked and driven out from, or prevented from entering certain neighbourhoods typically characterized by limitations to basic democratic freedoms and rights, high crime rates and social unrest. In some cases, the police have answered with passivity to the attacks. 
This normative analysis hypothetically considers the attacks to be part of political protests, asking whether the passivity of the police can then be justified. The justification model uses 'The Principle of Equality' aswell as ' Efficiency of the Police' as prioritized values constituting indicators of 'State Legitimacy'. Two different normative logics are applied in the justification: Consequentialism and Deontology. 
The analysis shows that police passivity could not be justified using deontology as the logic of reasoning, even if the attacks were considered political protests. However in a limited consequentialist reasoning, justification is possible, therefore concluding that the police employ a consequentialist logic rather than the imperatives of duty when making judgements in these situations.},
  author       = {Westesson, Oskar},
  keyword      = {polis,stenkastning,upplopp,legitimitet,passivitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bättre fly än illa fäkta - Kan polisens passivitet vid stenkastningsattacker rättfärdigas av hänsyn till statens legitimitet?},
  year         = {2017},
}