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Jonathan Haag Hartmann, Johan Varning Bendtsen & Julie Eleanor Andersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This research addresses conflicting perspectives on the establishment of windmills at Kalvebod. The conflicting perspectives are brought about by citizens from Hvidovre, who are the windmills nearest neighbors, and on the other hand two of Copenhagen Municipality’s local authority employees, who deal with the case. In the research we make use of qualitative interviews while the ontology and epistemology rest on social constructivism. The main theoretical concepts are 'Collaborative Governance' together with 'Input and Output Legitimacy'. We are taking part in the construction of the knowledge that is produced and conclude that among the most significant conflicting perspectives is the windmills’ location at Kalvebod, which is supposed to carry out the ambitious climate ambition of Copenhagen Municipality. The local authority employees articulate the mills as a necessity, while the citizens do not consider the location of the mills as a matter-of-fact at all. The understandings of the opportunities for the citizens to influence the case are also very different between the two sides. Basically the cooperation between the citizens and the local authority employees is affected by distrust, partly as a result of a number of prejudices about the other side.

UddannelserForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato24 jan. 2014


  • Borgerinddragelse
  • Klimadiskurs
  • Legitimitet
  • Vindmøller
  • Output/input
  • Socialkonstruktivisme