Jes Heise Rasmussen
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S
In my PhD project “Closing time?” I examine the impact of marketization and New Public Management on the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church by analyzing church closures.
I propose that the presence of New Public Management within the church is the result of a gradual process starting in the late nineteen seventies, and that the process coincides with the threat of church closures due to declining membership.
The attitudes of the people towards church closures is examined in an quantitative attitudinal survey, which will be compared with a similar survey in England.