Designing institutional platforms and arenas for interactive political leadership

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In response to the urgent need for elected politicians to lead processes of collaborative policy innovation, this paper brings together political leadership theory and theories of collaborative and participatory governance in order to make way for the concept of interactive political leadership. The theoretical framework shows how interactive political leadership relies on platforms and arenas that bring politicians and citizens together in informed dialogues that may contribute to collaborative policy innovation. An empirical case study of institutional reforms in a Danish municipality adds flesh and blood to the theoretical argument about how to enhance interactive political leadership.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management Review (Print)
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1443-1463
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Bibliographical note

“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Management Review on 27 Dec 2018, available online:”


  • institutional design
  • Political leadership
  • platforms

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