The Making of Portuguese Democracy / Edition 1

The Making of Portuguese Democracy / Edition 1

by Kenneth Maxwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521585961

ISBN-13: 9780521585965

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This vividly-written book is the first comprehensive assessment of the origins of the present-day democratic regime in Portugal to be placed in a broad international historical context. After a vibrant account of the collapse of the old regime in 1974, it studies the complex revolutionary period that followed, and the struggle in Europe and Africa to define the

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This vividly-written book is the first comprehensive assessment of the origins of the present-day democratic regime in Portugal to be placed in a broad international historical context. After a vibrant account of the collapse of the old regime in 1974, it studies the complex revolutionary period that followed, and the struggle in Europe and Africa to define the future role of Europe's then poorest country. International repercussions are examined and comparisons are drawn with the more general collapse of communism in the late 1980s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585965
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
975,670
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Glossary; Introduction; 1. Prisoners of history; 2. The praetorian guards; 3. Coup d'état; 4. Conflicts and confusions; 5. African dilemmas; 6. Revolution; 7. Counter-revolution; 8. The revolution tamed; 9. Picking up the pieces; Conclusion; Bibliographical essay.

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