The paper examines the interrelations between culture and economy in recent Danish globalization strategies. Taking as its starting point the thesis of an emerging ‘national competitive state’ the paper shows the huge importance ascribed in Danish globalization strategies to national culture as a force for economic competition. The ensuing version of ‘Danishness’ is discussed with reference to the literature on ‘neo-nationalism’ and, more specifically, it is argued that current Danish globalization strategies can to a significant extent be viewed as assertions of the inherent economicrationality of neo-nationalism in an emerging global ‘knowledge’ or ‘innovation’ economy.
globalization strategies, neo-nationalism, Danish values, cultural economy, innovation
How to Cite
Christensen, S., (2008) “World-Class Danishness.”, Ethnologia Europaea 38(2), 5-18. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1037
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.