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A Territorial Perspective On Eu´S Leader Approach In Denmark: The Added Value Of Community-Led Local Development Of Rural And Coastal Areas In A Multi-Level Governance Settings


  • Thuessen Annette Aagaard
  • Nielsen Niels Christian

    (Danish Centre for Rural Research, University of Southern Denmark, Niels Bohrs Vej 9, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark)


Denne artikel undersøger merværdien, som den områdebaserede selvstyremetode LEADER spiller ind med i flerniveaustyring af landdistrikter og kystområder. Ved brug af fokusgruppeinterview i fem danske lokale aktionsgrupper (LAG) dækkende både landdistrikts- og fiskeriudviklingsområder fra programmeringsperioden 2007- 2013, viser artiklen, at forfølgelsen af LEADER-metoden på LAG-niveau øger udviklingen i form af gearing, demokratisering og bottum-up beslutningstagning, som ingen af de andre administrative niveauer i flerniveaustyringen af LEADER ville være i stand til at levere. Men nogle af metodens syv begreber udnyttes ikke fuldt ud. Et styrket fokus på alle metodens begreber kunne give mulighed for endnu større udvikling af landdistrikterne.

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  • Thuessen Annette Aagaard & Nielsen Niels Christian, 2014. "A Territorial Perspective On Eu´S Leader Approach In Denmark: The Added Value Of Community-Led Local Development Of Rural And Coastal Areas In A Multi-Level Governance Settings," European Countryside, Sciendo, vol. 6(4), pages 307-326, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:eurcou:v:6:y:2014:i:4:p:307-326:n:3
    DOI: 10.2478/euco-2014-0017

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