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European Integration and National Identity : The Challenge of the Nordic States - Lene Hansen

European Integration and National Identity

The Challenge of the Nordic States

By: Lene Hansen (Editor), Ole Waever (Editor)

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The four Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, have all held referenda on their relationship to the European Union in the 1990's. These referenda catalysed heated debates: should Finland and Sweden give up neutrality? Should Denmark follow the European Union's move towards higher degrees of integration? And, had there been enough change in Norway to reverse the rejection of European Community membership in 1972? These key questions about the future of European integration are addressed in this highly topical book by examining the crucial role played by national identity. The authors argue that the discussion of the European Union drew upon ideas of the nation as well as of the state. These ideas have been connected to each other in a particular manner, which comes to structure how a country can imagine Europe and the European Union.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Identity, Communities and Foreign Policy: Discourse Analysis as Foreign Policy Theory
Sustaining Sovereignty: The Danish Approach tod Europe
This Little Piggy Stayed at Home: Why Norway is not a member of the EU
Sweden and the EU: Welfare State Nationalism and the Spectre of 'Europe
Finland in the New Europe: A Herderian or Hegelian Project?
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415261845
ISBN-10: 0415261848
Series: New International Relations of Europe (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 22nd November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.9  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1