1 Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - English, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
The chapter has two arguments. Firstly, it argues that Denmark's economic success, which followed in the wake of the reforms of the 1990s, was due to a multifaceted economic strategy which was rooted in historical-institutional resources, a strong sesnse of national identity and a widely shared perception among the elites of Denmark's vulnerable economic and political condition. Secondly, it is argued that the success of these strategies re-affirmed both both Danish voters and political parties in the pragmatic approach they had taken to the EC since 1973. On a more general level it is argued that European nation-states appear to resist the forces of both Europeanisation and globalisation. However, it is also concluded that the valorisation of the state may be seen as a source of strength for the European project.
Nation-state in Transformation: Economic Globalisation, Institutional Mediation and Political Values, 2010, p. 268-291