Hjemmeværnet - en professionel militær frivillig organisation

Adam Brun Andersen & Cirkeline Martinussen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project is based on the growing interest in the integration of volunteers and third sector organisations in dealing with the needs of the welfare state. We examine the consequences of coproduction between the public sector and the third sector with focus on the volunteers. The project deals with the Danish home guard, which was originally founded on the Danish resistance movement of Word War II. We are inspired by David Billis’ concept of hybrid organisations and aim to identify which type of hybrid organisation that characterizes the Danish home guard today. Our analysis demonstrates how the organisation has roots in the third sector and we illustrate that the Danish home guard may be identified as an organic entrenched hybrid. The organisation is an entrenched hybrid because the volunteers are regarded as resources for obtaining the goals, which are to assist the Danish defence and society. As the Danish home guard is financed by goverment funding the organisation adopts governance from the public sector. In accordance with the hybridity with the public sector the home guard has to meet external demands that lead to demands for more sophisticated training and a minimum of 24 hours of activity annually. It is our conclusion that the volunteers are motivated by a growing military profile within the home guard. At the same time we can identify a trend that forces the senior and the less fit to leave the organisation.

UddannelserOffentlig Administration, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jun. 2013
VejledereTroels Schultz Larsen


  • hybride organisationer