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Denmark and the European Union

1st Edition

Edited by Lee Miles, Anders Wivel


280 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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This book offers an accessible, coherent and comprehensive analysis of the recent, contemporary and future challenges and possibilities facing Denmark in the European integration process.

The book traces the formal as well as the informal ways of influence and adaptation in Denmark’s relations with the European Union. In doing so, it also offers a contribution to our understanding of Europe as a differentiated political arena. Topics covered include:

    • Identifying the challenges and opportunities of Danish EU membership, via the policies pursued by Denmark in Europe.
    • The ways in which Denmark adapts to the European integration process .
    • Consequences of EU integration for citizen rights, democracy, policy coordination and implementation efficiency.

Denmark and the European Union will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union and integration politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Denmark and the European Union 2. Denmark’s Relation to the European Union: A History of Dualism and Pragmatism 3. The Internal Market Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy: The Normalization of EU Policy-Making in Denmark 4. Denmark and the Euro Opt-Out 5. Justice and Home Affairs: Denmark as an Active Differential European 6. A Pace-Setter Out of Sync? Danish Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and the European Union 7. Denmark and the Council of Ministers 8. Denmark and the European Commission: Entering the Heart of the Union 9. Denmark and the European Parliament 10. Prospects and Limits of European Interest Representation: The Shipping and Wind Turbine Industries 11. The European ‘Rights Revolution’ and the (Non) Implementation of the Citizenship Directive in Denmark 12. EU-Phoria or -Phobia? Danish Public Opinion about the EU Public Administration, Civil Servants and Implementation 13. EU Coordination Processes in Denmark: Change in Order to Preserve: Not Quite a Painful Choice? 14. EU Coordination Processes in Denmark: Change in Order to Preserve 15. Reflecting on Denmark and Further European Integration 16. A Smart State Handling a Differentiated Integration Dilemma? Concluding on Denmark in the European Union

About the Editors

Lee Miles is Professor at Loughborough University, UK and also Professor at Karlstad University, Sweden.

Anders Wivel is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the Series

Europe and the Nation State

This series explores the complex relationship between nation-states and European integration and the political, social, economic and policy implications of this interaction. The series examines issues such as:

  • the impact of the EU on the politics and policy-making of the nation-state and vice-versa
  • the effects of expansion of the EU on individual nation states in Europe
  • the relationship between the EU and non-European nation states.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National