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14 J. Common Mkt. Stud. 1 (1975)

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        DENMARK JOINS EUROPE

     PATTERNS OF ADAPTATION IN THE DANISH
 POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES AS A
     RESULT OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN
                       COMMUNITIES'

 By SVEND AUKEN,  JACOB BURSTI AND CARSTEN  LEHMANN  SORENSEN

        Institute of Political Science, University of Aarhus


                       I. INTRODUCTION
      I. The Background  for and Objectives of the Analysis
IN RECENT  years there has been  an increasing interest amongst
observers of European integration for the political and administra-
tive processes at a national level as a result of membership of the
European  Communities.  The  dependent  variable of the various
studies within EC research has traditionally been 'integration' be-
tween six European states, and now nine. Instead of always looking
at EC cooperation 'from above'-at a Community  level-it has also
proved interesting to look at the cooperation 'from below', at a
national level. The national political and administrative processes
resulting from EC cooperation are therefore the dependent variable
of this analysis.
  As one of three new member  states, Denmark has had to under-
take an adaptation of its political and administrative processes to
the special conditions of Community membership. The patterns of
adaptation within Danish political and administrative processes are
to a large extent reactions to general trends in 'the integration'
between  the EC  countries, and in particular, to the Danish EC
policy. By 'integration' between a number of states, we mean that
the states develop a form of cooperation, incorporating more and
more  political spheres, such as agricultural policy, industrial policy,
trade policy, foreign policy, etc., as well as ceding more and more
sovereignty to supra-national bodies within certain areas of co-

  'This article is a revised version of an article published in Danish in Nordisk
Administrativt Tidsskrift, No. 4, 1974, pp. 239-86.
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