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  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    de la Torre Rasmussen, Caribay Alexandra Moreno; Sand, Mathilde Jessen; Lund, Arendse Malene; Petersen, Frederik Stybe; Andersen, Maiken Therese; Djurisic, Maria;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    This study investigates whether the so-called Covid-19 critical movement continues itsactivity after the end of the restrictions in Denmark, and if so, what the activity is anexpression of.Methodologically this study takes a phenomenologically inspired, qualitativeapproach. The study is based on digital and physical observations, and four semistructuredinterviews with members from the movement.The theoretical frame of this study is based on New Social Movement Theory byRonald Inglehart, coupled with perspectives from the research conducted by sociologistsAnders Ejrnæs and Silas Harrebye. Moreover, the study uses theories about populism byErnesto Laclau combined with Jan Werner Müllers concepts regarding antielitism andantipluralism.We conclude that the Covid-19 critical movement continues to exist, but in a new form.However, in the current state, the movement shows more system critical tendencies.Therefore the Covid-19 epidemic has functioned as a catalyst for the present broadendcritique. This critique concerns different topics which are not seemingly correlated, but endsup being connected in an equivalent chain that relates all topics to system critique and a ‘fightfor freedom’. Furthermore, the movement is built upon distinct ‘freedom values’ due to theinfluence of strong post materialistic values. The movement is also influenced by populisttendencies such as antagonism, antielitism and antipluralism. Some of the critique which isexpressed by the movement can be seen as a sign of democratic satisfaction. However, someof the critiques also indicate a democratic dissatisfaction.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Jensen, Ida Marie Nyland; Nobel, Trine Cosmus;
    Country: Denmark

    This study examines the emotional and social consequences of the COVID-19-crisis amongst students at a Danish university. The study is based upon a highly integrated mixed methods design consisting of a two-round panel data survey that was sent out in March (n = 2212), and October 2020 (n = 968), as well as five semi-structured interviews. In terms of quantitative methodology, it applies fixed effects, random effects, and ordinary least squares regression approaches, as well as independent sample T-tests. It draws on the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu, mainly focusing on the concepts of habitus and hysteresis. Firstly, based upon a comparison with comparable respondents in ESS7, it finds that the COVID-19 crisis has led to a significant rise in ill-being and negative emotional consequences. In addi-tion, through panel data regression estimators, it finds that there are various significant predictors of ill-being during the COVID-19-crisis, the most prominent being the extent to which the respondents have managed to create daily structures throughout the crisis. Secondly, it finds that the crisis has partly be-come embedded as spontaneous practices, based on the restrictions, in the habitus of students, thus constituting it as a part of the social sphere. However, in line with the quantitative analysis, many re-spondents struggle with a lack of structure and physical variation. Likewise, it is shown that it is primari-ly the events that constitute everyday life that students feel deprived of. On the other hand, it becomes apparent that although the crisis has led to a higher level of ill-being, many students also experience it as a moment of reflection. Finally, it is demonstrated that although the corona crisis has become em-bedded in the habitus, there are elements of hysteresis effects which, since individuals are unable to use their spontaneous dispositions, make certain social situations hard and demanding, showcasing a dis-crepancy between the field and the habitus.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    de Blanck, Martin Narp; Emsø, Cecilie Ingemann; Hansen, Line Brochmann;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    Formålet med projektet er at undersøge, hvordan tre medarbejdere i IT-freelancehuset EPICO skaber mening i deres arbejde - såvel hjemme og på arbejdspladsen under COVID-19. Der fokuseres på, hvordan medarbejderne navigerer i det grænseløse arbejde mellem deres privat- og arbejdsliv. Dette viser sig ved den mening, som medarbejderne tilegner deres identitet, som forstået ved hjælp af Karl Weicks meningsskabelse, samt grænsesætning gennem det grænseløse arbejde og boundary theory. For at analysere projektets empiri, benyttes en kombination af socialkonstruktivisme og fænomenologi, hvilket i sammenspil med det teoretiske perspektiv, giver et indblik i medarbejdernes livsverden. Dette beskriver hvordan forskellige forståelser af familie, arbejde, fritid påvirker balancen i hverdagslivet med øget hjemmearbejde i forbindelse med COVID-19. Projektets konklusion tydeliggør at, der kan ske en en sammensmeltning af medarbejdernes arbejds- og privatliv. Konklusionen giver samtidig indsigt i hvorvidt medarbejdernes work-life balance påvirkes af det øgede grænseløse arbejde. Desuden belyser projektet forskellige aspekter af identiteter i blandt andet alder, arbejdserfaring og opfattelse af hjemmet som arbejdsrum, og om dette har indflydelse på medarbejdernes meningsskabelse. The objective of this research project is to examine how three consultants working for EPICO, navigate through working at home, and in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this project then is the navigation and setting of borders between private life and of their work life. This is illuminated through the meaning that is subscribed to the consultant’s identities as it is understood by theories of Sensemaking by Karl Weick, as well as boundaries as presented by boundary theory and The Boundless. In analyzing the empirical evidence, the project utilizes a combination of social constructivism and phenomenology which, in combination with the theoretical framework, grants us a window into the inner world of the interviewees. This describes how different views of family, work, freetime and more allows for a deeper understanding of the process that is balancing life with more home-based work, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project concludes that there is a substantial merging of private and work life for all interviewees. Though, several variations present themselves. This is explained by differences in, among others, age, experience in work and how the interviewed sees the home as a workspace in relation to theories of Sensemaking.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Elsborg, Melissa Maria; Christensen, Oliver Wollenberg; Dalskov, Emma Alleshauge; Thøgersen, Erik Meincke; Loft-Magnussen, Vibeke;
    Country: Denmark
  • Other research product . 2020
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Mørch, Anna Lydia Struve;
    Country: Denmark

    This project report is written within a critical theoretic context for the subject Plan, Town and Process. It is researching the challenge surrounding students living in Copenhagen and the lack of affordable housing, through the perspective of the theory of the right to the city. The method used for this project is document analysis, which was chosen due to the current Covid-19 situation, and due to the wish to research the issue through the documents published by the actors themselves. The chosen theory is the right to the city which serves as the normative starting point for the critical theoretic approach. The right to the city is used as the way to view the documents through as to establish the students’ rights to Copenhagen. Through the chosen empirical data, I will highlight the different barriers which pose as obstacles in regards to building more affordable housing for students in the city.The first part of the analysis centers around the legislative aspects of the issue and includes The Danish Planning Act, the Municipal plan for Copenhagen 2019 and local plans for Kalvebod Brygge. These will be used to highlight relevant paragraphs that can be linked to the issue regarding the lack of affordable housing.The second part of the analysis centers around the right to the city and how the issues can be perceived through the theory. This part focuses on the normative view on how the students have a right to the city, and how that right functions in practice. The third part of the analysis centers around the different actors and what they see as barriers in regard to building more housing in Copenhagen. This is to understand what challenges they themselves point out, and how they talk into the theory of the right to the city. The discussion revolves around the student’s ability to gain or regain their right through the city, viewed from different perspectives. It explores what has to be done for the students right to the city to prevail. This chapter will also discuss the challenges in regard to this utopic idea of the right to the city. Lastly there will be a conclusion with the results of the analysis and discussion.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Gillesberg, Andrea Lund; Jensen, Magnus Stenaa; Knoll, Mikkel Hoelgaard; Sabelski-Schneider, Mathias;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    In this report, we will present and discuss the ethical and technical background behind the gene modification tool CRISPR-Cas9. This biological achievement can be described as a genetic “pair of scissors” that can modify DNA to fx. remove a disease gene. The ethical discussion in this report includes arguments from moral philosopher Jonathan Glover and molecular biologist James Watson. We will look at the pros and cons in this discussion, and through an argumentation, the analysis assesses the validity of these claims. Arguments for the use of genetic enhancements include Parent’s right to decide for their child, competition and equality on a global scale, and human evolution. Arguments against include Genetic diversity declining, inequality between humans, and the natural fallacy.We have concluded that this is not a matter of right and wrong, but rather that what is necessary is a systematisation of use on somatic cells, as this won’t directly impact later generation. Gene modification on germ cells and embryos is, based on our evaluation, not ethically sustainable. To make this project even further we will also discuss how CRISPR technology can be used in our current pandemic stricken world as a tool in Covid-19 testing.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Virág, Gréta Anna; Lechmanová, Kamila; Vedeikyte, Ieva; Kocichová, Natália;
    Country: Denmark

    COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the aviation industry affecting everything from passengers to cargo, incoming revenues, and even other companies connected to this industry. The experts are expecting the recovery to take place in 2024, therefore, a long path lies ahead for everyone. This thesis focuses on the IT solution sector of the aviation industry with WorldTicket as the exemplifying case, where we examine the decision making process through a combination of Crisis Management, Bounded Rationality, and Contingency theories. The research was conducted with a Marketing Environment analytical framework which also functions as its structure. The data collection includes semi-structured interviews of WorldTicket’s management team and financial analysis that will add up to a richer conclusion. We concluded that WorldTicket successfully implemented strategic decisions corresponding to the crisis.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Aasholm, Clara Vaadde; Pedersen, Ida Brogaard; Sørensen, Nanna Søgård; Hviid, Emma;
    Country: Denmark

    In this paper we want to examine, how young adults conduct their lives during the time of corona based on a critical psychological perspective. On that behalf we want to examine their everyday lives grounded on the idea of historical dialectical materialism, which explores the dialectical relationship between the young adults and their environmental surroundings. In this context, we want to explore the everyday lives of the young adults based on their participation in their social practices such as with their family, friends, and at their school and work places. In this context, we found it theoretical interessant to investigate how young adults conduct their life, in relation to their possibilities of actions, emotions and self understanding during the time of corona and furthermore how these factors have affected their conduct of everyday life. In this regard, we found that the three young people we interviewed have experienced a shift during the time of corona, which have given rise to new ways of conducting their everyday lives and new ways to participate in their existing social practices. Moreover we found that all of the informers are strongly attached to their social aspects of their lives, where our three informers have experienced changes during the time of corona. The laws and restrictions established by the Danish Government furthermore influenced their social practices, in such a way that the young adults have restructured their participation as well as norms, routines and activities both in their social practices and in their everyday lives during the time of corona.

  • Other research product . 2020
    Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Pedersen, Camilla Woetmann; Olesen, Sophia Borggild; Hansen, Nanna Emilie;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Tusaite, Karolina; Bendtsen, Michael Abdullah Mølgaard; Larsen, Thomas Bøg Rovatti; Filipiak, Konrad Robert; Svendsen, Emil Back;
    Publisher: Roskilde University
    Country: Denmark

    This paper explores and analyses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemicexerted on the well-being of workers in a Danish company - Hobbii. As a means ofachieving the specified end, we took an interpretivist approach towards thequalitative data we collected through employing semi-structured interviews amongthe current and former workers of Hobbii’s distribution centre, which revolved aroundinvestigating their group affective tones during various phases of the pandemic. Ourfindings showed a crucial and significant change, with the group affective tone ofworkers shifting from very positive to very negative in a blink of an eye, right uponthe emergence of the virus in Denmark. This phenomenon was moreover reinforcedin time by the economic boom that the company experienced due to COVID-19,which initiated substantial alterations of the corporate politics. The warehousetherefore metamorphosed unrecognisably.