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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 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.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Hammershøj, Malte Thorsfelt; Madsen, Cecilie Kragelund; Westhoff, Rosa-Marie Christel; Møller, Daniel Luka Vanting;
    Country: Denmark

    Since being chosen as the head coach of the Danish national football team, Kasper Hjulmand has become a prominent public figure, and been a central character in several major events. He led the team to their biggest success in many years by reaching the semi-final of the European Championship, dealt with the sudden heart attack of star player Christian Eriksen during a match and gathered the attention of an entire nation during the mentally straining COVID-19 pandemic. All this eventually led to him being chosen as “leader of the year”, as the first recipient who’s not in a traditional business role.This research conducts a discourse analysis of interviews with Hjulmand in conjunction with the use of leadership theories, to identify some traits and themes regarding what kind of leader he is. This understanding leads the analysis to an investigation of the narrative surrounding him as a leader, how it is created, and what role he himself can play in it. Existing studies have been made regarding achieving success in sports and leadership, and others regarding how a narrative is created. The findings of this study take this knowledge further, by determining how a public leader, like Hjulmand, influences the narrative surrounding them and achieves a deeper understanding of how a well-functioning social atmosphere is a precursor for the success of sports teams.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Larsen, Julie Nikoline; Escopete, Vera Faye Magbitang; Galgo, Mechie Amparo;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Sørensen, Julie Møgelberg;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitetscenter
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Sowamber, Juaneeta Devi;
    Country: Denmark

    AbstractThe outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in the beginning of the year 2020 quickly escalated into a global pandemic. Protests started to surface all around the world, as governments and authorities resorted to imposing drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus, that would profoundly affect the lives of many people. This project seeks to explore the experiences undergone by a group of participants from different parts of Europe, who exhibited some resistance to the measures enforced by the authorities to uncover their grievances, feelings, and the power imbalances they experienced and that could predispose them to resort to collective protest movements. The study suggests that there has been a lack of research done throughout Northern and Southern Europe, that focuses on the protestors’ experiences of the pandemic to determine the reasons that could engender them to resist decisions imposed by the authorities to combat the pandemic. This paper could potentially contribute new understandings of the human motivations that underlie counter-conducts at a time of rising polarities brought by a disruptive event like a global pandemic. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis is used as a method to make sense of the personal and social world of the participants interviewed on this socially sensitive topic. Elements of social movement theories and pertaining to the social psychology of protest that focus on feelings, grievance analysis, perceived injustices, were used to extract meaning from their understandings and perceptions and throw light on how these could lead to the emergence of protest movements. A theory of analytics of counter-conducts, is used to point at namely forms of knowledge relied upon by the participants and fields of visibility of the protests.The grievances expressed by the participants were a strong distrust in the authorities founded on knowledge sources that are varied, ranging from accounts from the mainstream media to alternative sources to statements of professional doctors. These are accompanied by strong feelings of outrage towards this ‘enterprise of divide and conquer’, that employed harmful measures, even more lethal than the pandemic itself, that also translated in economic collapse and surge of mental health issues and death in some instances. Those constitute common beliefs of these participants who were spread across Europe, that could make them susceptible to partake in large scale protests. There is also a fear of extinction for humanity and fear of being controlled by the authorities that is very dominant, underlying a general concern for other fellow human beings.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Wittke, Kaja; Parsbo, Isabella Heerdegen;
    Publisher: Roskilde University
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Nabi, Farrah Diba;
    Country: Denmark
  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Kaya, Ugur;
    Publisher: Roskilde Universitet
    Country: Denmark

    By departing from Denmark’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during its initial months, this research examines the motives behind the implemented measures by the Danish government, and whether its compliance with the recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) can be regarded as conferring legitimacy on the international organization. By drawing on the three theoretical mechanisms of Hurd (1999), who is aiming at explaining the motives behind compliance with rules set by international organizations, this research seeks to gain comprehensive explanations behind the implemented COVID-19 measures by Denmark. This has been accomplished by applying the congruence analysis with its complementary approach to the case study, in which the theoretical mechanisms of legitimacy, self-interest and coercion have been complementary to offer insight behind the motives of the Danish government. These theoretical mechanisms have been applied to analysis of the three chosen policy-areas covering Denmark’s strategy of testing, isolation and border closure. The analyzed data suggests that Denmark has been complying with legitimacy and self-interest as motives.

  • Open Access Danish
    Authors: 
    Stærk, Mette Melvej; Berthelsen, Henrik Kjærgaard; Krognes, Arve Podsada; Rasmussen, Thilde Naja; Boisen, Lars; Engedal, Isabelle Hindsgaul;
    Country: Denmark