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Harold Wilson, Denmark and the Making of Labour European Policy, 1958-72

Matthew Broad


In 1958, Britain and Denmark both advocated closer European cooperation through the looser framework of the Free Trade Area (FTA) rather than membership of the nascent European Economic Community (EEC). By 1972, however, the situation had changed drastically. The FTA was a long-forgotten concept. Its replacement, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), was deemed economically and politically inept. Now, at the third time of asking, both countries were on the verge of joining the EEC as full members. This book offers a compelling comparative analysis of how the European policies of the Brit ... More

Keywords: comparative history, Denmark, European Economic Community (EEC), European Free Trade Association (EFTA), European integration, foreign policy, Harold Wilson, Labour Party, Anglo-Scandinavian relations, socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940483
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Broad, author