The New Spain / Edition 1

The New Spain / Edition 1

by Kenneth Maxwell, Steven L. Spiegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 087609163X

ISBN-13: 9780876091630

Pub. Date: 12/01/1994

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

Since Franco's death in 1975, Spain has undergone an extraordinary transformation, developing from an authoritarian regime to a self-confident and consolidated democracy. After decades of international isolation, Spain is rapidly emerging as an influential participant in international political, economic, and security issues. Spain has also experienced a remarkable

Overview

Since Franco's death in 1975, Spain has undergone an extraordinary transformation, developing from an authoritarian regime to a self-confident and consolidated democracy. After decades of international isolation, Spain is rapidly emerging as an influential participant in international political, economic, and security issues. Spain has also experienced a remarkable economic transformation, privatizing industries, raising living standards, and attaining membership in the European Community. The New Spain presents an overview of the dramatic changes that have occurred in Spain, focusing on the country's progress toward democracy and examining the manifold political, economic, and social challenges with which Spain continues to grapple. The book concludes with an analysis of the country's agenda for the 1990s and the dilemmas facing Felipe Gonzalez in his fourth term as prime minister.

The lessons learned from Spain's transition to democracy have broad international implications. The New Spain will be of interest to students of the political and economic changes taking place in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Latin America, as well as those concerned with Spain's future role within the European Community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876091630
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
0.34(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Glossaryx
Map of Spainxii
1Introduction1
2The Transition to Democracy4
3The Consolidation of Democracy25
4Spain in the 1990s48
5Prospects for Gonzalez's Fourth Term65
6Conclusion92
Further Reading96
Notes102
Index117

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