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Interactive Political Leadership: The Role of Politicians in the Age of Governance

Eva Sørensen


In what this book boldly defines as the age of governance, citizens and other relevant and affected stakeholders are active partakers in governing Western liberal societies. This reality is out of tune with traditional sovereign perceptions of political leadership. Drawing on recent theories of interactive governance and political leadership, Eva Sørensen develops a concept of interactive political leadership that aims to capture what political leadership looks like in a society of active, anti-authoritarian, and politically competent citizens. The key message is that although interactive poli ... More

Keywords: political leadership, politicians, governance, interactive democracy, political entrepreneurship, co-creation, political accountability, political innovation, political legitimacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777953
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Sørensen, author
Professor of Public Administration and Democracy, Roskilde University, Denmark