Political Leadership in Local Governments

Project: Research

Project Details


POLECO - A research project on political leadership and institutional reform in Norwegian and Danish municipalities funded by the Norwegian research council.

The conditions under which elected politicians perform political leadership is changing, and in response to these changes, governments all over the Western world seek to reform the democratic institutions. This activity is particularly intense at local levels of governance. The POLECO project studies how small and large democratic reforms affect the role perceptions and political leadership capacity of municipal politicians in Norwegian and Danish municipalities.
Effective start/end date01/07/201601/07/2018

Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

Strengthening Local Political Leadership through Institutional Design: How and Why

Bentzen, T. Ø., Lo, C. & Winsvold, M., 16 Aug 2019, In : Local Government Studies. 22 p.

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