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The Resource Democracy in modern Spain, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella

Democracy in modern Spain, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella

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Democracy in modern Spain
Title
Democracy in modern Spain
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Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book, written by three of the world's leading experts on Spanish politics, is the first comprehensive study of the origins and basic character of Spain's democratic political system. It presents rigorous analyses of the regime's core political institutions (including the profound decentralization of the state that has unfolded over the past two decades), its political parties and party systems, patterns of electoral behavior, the evolution of Spain's political culture, and the impact of these social and institutional changes on public policy processes and outputs." "Richard Gunther, Jose Ramon Montero, and Joan Botella begin by discussing those aspects of Spanish society and politics that had contributed to "Spanish exceptionalism"--Most notably, the country's inability to sustain a stable and democratic regime prior to the 1970s. They assert that the successful transition to and consolidation of democracy was made possible by socioeconomic modernization, cultural change (including depolarization and secularization of Spanish society), and crucial decisions made by political elites concerning the establishment of core democratic institutions and norms of political behavior that rejected the rancor and intolerance of previous eras. Based on more than 500 hours of interviews with key political elites (under both the Franco regime and the current democracy), extensive analyses of public opinion and electoral behavior surveys, and other original research, the book sheds important new light on Spain's democractic regime and its key institutions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Democracy in modern Spain, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella
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Democracy in modern Spain, Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero and Joan Botella
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1dt0018
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spanish exceptionalism: the absence of a tradition of democratic stability -- Institutional crystallization and democratic consolidation -- A new political culture -- Elections and parties: the stabilization of electoral behavior -- The many Spains: from authoritarian centralism to the estado de las autonomías -- Public policy and decision making: from dictatorship to democracy
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1 online resource (xiv, 478 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300161861
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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Specific material designation
remote

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