European Integration and National Identity
The Challenge of the Nordic States
Edited by Lene Hansen, Ole Waever
Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge – 248 pages
Series: New International Relations
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.