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A Land of Milk and Butter: How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry

Markus Lampe and Paul Sharp


Denmark today is one of the richest, most equal, and happiest societies in the world. This book explores the roots of Danish development beyond its remarkable export success in the nineteenth century, when Danish butter and bacon rapidly gained a strong foothold on international markets, based largely on a large number of peasant-owned cooperatives. These became cornerstones of Danish national identity, and remain at the core of Denmark’s reputation for having experienced a socially and economically balanced path to modern economic growth. This book re-examines the roots of this success, empha ... More

Keywords: Denmark, dairying, agriculture, cooperatives, elites, economic development, balanced economic growth, butter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226549507
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226549644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus Lampe, author
Vienna University of Economics and Business

Paul Sharp, author
University of Southern Denmark