This thesis is motivated by the rising critique of the lack of political leadership in the Danish standing committees. In this thesis we seek to examine the potential of collaborative governance to strengthen the leadership practices of politicians. Focusing on a case study of the so-called 2030-network – a cross political network of Danish parliament members – we seek to shed light upon the possibilities and challenges for political leadership that arise from interactive processes. The empirical foundation consists of 12 semi-structured interviews with five politicians and seven external stakeholders – all connected to the work practiced in the network. Through the case study we conclude that the 2030-network improves the conditions to practice political leadership: The informal processes practiced in the network make it easier for politicians to contribute with their own values and visions. Furthermore, the heightened interaction with stakeholders ensures that politicians are more informed and capable of defining the problems of the surrounding society. However, the practice of political leadership can be challenged by a lack of commitment and engagement from the politicians - especially when the process is not anchored in the Parliament. Thus, we conclusively advise, that in order to strengthen the collaborative governance within Parliament, one must formalize the informal processes by for instance defining the terms of reference.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
- Politisk lederskab
- Samarbejdsdrevet styring