This thesis applies John Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework on municipal level to describe the policy-processes regarding new use of empty building complexes. It asks the question of what factors within the Problem-, Policy- and Political Streams that lead to decisions regarding the future use of empty properties in Elsinore Municipal. The focus is on the two cases of The Culture Yard and the former Elsinore Hospital. The study draws upon empirical evidence with qualitative methods using a triangulation of interviews of key actors, documents from the municipal government and newspaper-articles. The analysis confronts the empirical data with the theoretical conditions of the Multiple Streams perspective and it is demonstrated that Kingdon’s theory can be used to describe policy-processes on municipal level. However, this thesis also finds that there is need for theory-building in the description of municipal policy-processes when the opening of a window of opportunity is initiated by extern economic factors rather than a change in the agenda. A case in point is the case of The Culture Yard, where Realdania joined the arena and pushed the key policy entrepreneur, City Manager Flemming Jensen, to successfully couple the three streams. In the case of finding new use of the former Elsinore Hospital, this thesis argues that the Political Stream has been playing a significant role with a change of the political balance in The Regional Council. Based on the analysis, the question is raised whether, going forward, more emphasis should be put on the governing relationship to State and Region in the policy-processes in the use of Kingdon’s Streams-perspective on Danish municipal level.
|Uddannelser||Politik og Administration, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jan. 2015|
|Vejledere||Jesper Dahl Kelstrup|
- Helsingør Kommune
- John Kingdon
- Public Policy
- Multiple Streams