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