Abstract Within local democracy in Denmark, there seems to be a trend towards thinking local democracy differently than it traditionally has been done. This trend apparently leans towards some of the newer democracy theories. We have chosen to describe these theories as interaction theories. We find this development in local democracy very interesting, hence our problem definition as follows: “To what extent is interaction theory expressed in the local democracy in the Danish municipalities, and what challenges are the involved parties experiencing in the democratic arena as a consequence of this approach?” As a method, we have chosen must-Likely cases to answer this. The cases are based in City of Aarhus and Holbaek Municipality. Through an analysis of relevant documents and conducted interviews, we can generally conclude that, there is an interaction theoretical approach to local democracy, which is largely reflected in both Aarhus and Holbaek Municipality. However, this is with the reservation that the two municipalities have not embraced to the two interaction theories fully, neither in regards to the transfer of authority away from the political level, or when it comes to the centralization of tasks.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||29 jun. 2015|