The New Spain / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876091630
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 0.34 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Spain
1 Introduction 1
2 The Transition to Democracy 4
3 The Consolidation of Democracy 25
4 Spain in the 1990s 48
5 Prospects for Gonzalez's Fourth Term 65
6 Conclusion 92
Further Reading 96
Notes 102
Index 117
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