The Making of Portuguese Democracy

The Making of Portuguese Democracy

by Kenneth Maxwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521460778

ISBN-13: 9780521460774

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

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 vivid 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

Overview

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 vivid 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 communist in the late 1980s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521460774
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(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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