Making Democracy in Spain: Grass-Roots Struggle in the South, 1955-1975

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Overview

This book explores the making of democracy in Spain during the twenty long years before the death of Franco. The author seeks out the beginnings of democratic struggle at the grassroots of civil society, recounting the story of the countless unsung heroes who prepared the political terrain of this transition. The story suggests that it was social needs and economic demands that spawned individual discontent and political dissent, but that the struggle itself required continual political organization and calculation. The author explores the personal networks and political strategies that sustained the struggle, and reveals that their contribution to the making of democracy was often contradictory and always piecemeal. By continually connecting grassroots political activity at the local level to the national trajectory of organized democratic struggle, the author demonstrates in detail the popular contribution to democratic process in Franco's Spain.
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"...Professor Joe Foweraker takes an interesting and insightful, yet controversial, look at how events and events at the grassroots of society helped lay the foundation for democracy." Thomas D. Lancaster, Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521354066
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1989
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: personal networks, political strategies and the making of democracy; Part I. Personal Networks, Political Traditions and State Policies: 1. Unquiet hearts: the primitive world of the first political men; 2. The burden of hopes and hatreds: ideological traditions in clandestine circumstance; 3. Oligarchic unity and working-class divisions: a political economy of El Marco de Jerez; 4. Political clans and capitalist planning: a political economy of Francoism; Part II. Syndical Practices, Social Struggles and Political Protests: 5. The vertical syndicate: the mainstay of Franco's corporatist strategy; 6. The workers' commissions: the national picture compared with the movement in El Marco de Jerez; 7. Wage contracts, labour conflicts and political protests: the syndical practices of the labour movement; Part III. Political Practices, Repression and Strategic Responses: 8. The revolutionary paradox: the changing political line of the Spanish Communist Party; 9. A place in the struggle: personal networks and political practices in El Marco de Jerez; 10. The other side of darkness: the repressive practices of the Franco regime; 11. Contingent connections: the relationship between the workers' commissions and the Spanish Communist Party; 12. Fighting with two faces: the strategic combination of legal and clandestine spaces; Part IV. Political Strategies and the Democratic Project: 13. Democratic transformation and the transition to democracy: the political project of the labour movement, 1955-1985; 14. Corporatist strategies and the transition to democracy: the institutional terrain of the struggle; 15. Personal networks and political strategies: Spanish civil society in the struggle for democracy; Bibliography; Index.

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