Coronakrisens styringspraksis i Danmark: En genealogisk analyse af magtteknologi og subjektiveringeffekter i den danske coronahåndtering

Jakob Lindell Ruggaard

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

In my thesis I will show how a specific Foucauldian approach to genealogy, power and subjectivity is productive in analyzing the radical changes in the precarious connections between power and subjectivity following the Coronacrises in Denmark.
In order to understand the specific new developments of powerrelations and practices of government, I analyze the Danish protest movement against the Danish government of the Coronacrisis, Men in Black. I demonstrate how their critique of the strategies of subjectivity and the practices of sovereign power technologies of the Danish government is indicative of the discontinuities of the Danish Corona management.
I will demonstrate that the Foucauldian genealogy is the ideal analytical approach to an investigation into the connection between different practices of government and the strategic production of a specific citizen subjectivity.
When the Corona virus came to Denmark, the way power operates changed. Before the Corona virus, the dominant practice of government operated through technologies of security and practices of riskmanagement. This changes when the Corona virus developed in the Danish population. In the wake of the Corona virus, the practices of government became occupied with changing the strategies of self of the citizens. This led to a reactualization of law-technological and sovereign strategies, techniques of subjectivity and practices of government. They operate through what I call strategic events of danger.
I show how they lead to a new mode of subjectivation that develops a more radical and unquestioning mode of submission, which I analyze in relation to the Foucauldian analysis of Christian practices of the self.

EducationsMSocSc in Political Communication and Managment, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
LanguageDanish
Publication date2021
Number of pages74
SupervisorsAnders la Cour