Spain and Portugal in the European Union: The First Fifteen Years [NOOK Book]

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This publication provides an up-to-date assessment of the political and economic issues and is valuable reading for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Spain and Portugal.

Following decades of relative isolation under authoritarian regimes, the success of the processes of democratic transition in both countries paved the way for full membership in the European Community in 1986. Drawing on research by established scholars, Spain and ...
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Spain and Portugal in the European Union: The First Fifteen Years

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Overview

This publication provides an up-to-date assessment of the political and economic issues and is valuable reading for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Spain and Portugal.

Following decades of relative isolation under authoritarian regimes, the success of the processes of democratic transition in both countries paved the way for full membership in the European Community in 1986. Drawing on research by established scholars, Spain and Portugal in the European Union offers an original series of analyses of the development of Iberian politics, sociology and economics since the accession to the European Union.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135757830
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: South European Society and Politics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Some Lessons from the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Accession of Portugal and Spain to the European Union 1
Shaping, not Making, Democracy: The European Union and the Post-Authoritarian Political Transformations of Spain and Portugal 31
European Integration and Civil Society in Spain 47
Portugal and Eastern Europe: After the Revolution, Democratic Europe 69
Portuguese Attitudes Towards EU Membership: Social and Political Perspectives 97
Spaniards' Long March Towards Europe 119
Spanish Membership of the European Union Revisited 147
Portugal's European Integration: The Good Student with a Bad Fiscal Constitution 169
Spain into the EU: Fifteen Years May Not Be Enough 195
Redesigning the Spanish and Portuguese Welfare States: The Impact of Accession into the European Union 231
The Role of the State in the Labour Market: Its Impact on Employment and Wages in Portugal as Compared with Spain 269
The 2004 Enlargment: Iberian Lessons for Post-Communist Europe 287
Portugal and Spain: A Fifteen-Year 'Quasi-Experiment' with European Integration in a Pair of 'Most Similar Systems' 314
Abstracts 323
Notes on Contributors 329
Index 333
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