Political Leadership and Communication
An important task for any political actor is communication, both internally, in political institutions, and externally, with other actors and the public. What constitutes effective political communication? What styles of political leadership exist? How can these styles be compared and what are their advantages and disadvantages? This course investigates how politics operates in “the real world.”
In this course, students will learn about different theoretical approaches to leadership, decision-making and communication in politics. The focus will be on empirical case-studies from the instructor’s own work as an MEP and leader of the Danish Social Democrats in the European Parliament.
Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus, 2005). Member of Parliament since 2004. Leader of Danish Social Democrats, 2009. Vice-chairman, Committee of the Environment, Public Heath and Food Safety; delegate, European Parliament at UNFCCC COP-meetings. With DIS since 2011.