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Politics and society in contemporary Spain [electronic resource] : from Zapatero to Rajoy /
edited by Bonnie N. Field and Alfonso Botti.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
xvi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781137306616
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9781137306616
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11578211
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bonnie N. Field holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and is Associate Professor of Global Studies at Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA. She is an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She has been a Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Visiting Fellow at UCI's Center for the Study of Democracy, and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Spain. Her publications focus on regime democratization, political parties and political institutions in Spain and Latin America. She is editor of Spain's 'Second Transition'? The Socialist Government of Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero (2011) and Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective (with Kerstin Hamann, 2008). Alfonso Botti is Full Professor of Contemporary History in the College of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Co-director of the journal Spagna contemporanea, he is also on the scientific boards of several Spanish and Italian journals. His research trajectory is centered on the history of Catholicism, of the Church and of nationalisms in Spain. Most recently, he published La questione basca (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2003), Storia della Spagna democratica: Da Franco a Zapatero (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2006) with C. Adagio, Cielo y dinero (Alianza, Madrid, 2008) and edited Le patrie degli spagnoli (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2007), L'Ultimo franchismo (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2009) with M. Guderzo, Clero e guerre spagnole, 1808-1936 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2011) and Luigi Sturzo e gli amici spagnoli, Carteggi 1924-1951 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2012).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The scholarship is very good...most timely [and] original...at the same time as it is a perfect follow-up to Bonnie Field's most recent book Spain's Second Transition...It includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the social sciences... In short, it is "over the bar." - Richard Gunther, Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University, USA
"The scholarship is very good...most timely [and] original...at the same time as it is a perfect follow-up to Bonnie Field's most recent book Spain's Second Transition...It includes contributions from some of the leading experts in the social sciences... In short, it is "over the bar." - Richard Gunther, Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University, USA"A clear analysis of the economic, social and political impact of the current crisis on Spain; a number of reasons that explain the November 2011 electoral defeat of the Socialist Party and foresee a difficult legislature for the Popular Party." - Mercedes Cabrera, Professor of History, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edited volume examines the political, social, and economic developments in contemporary Spain, with a particular focus on the period of the Socialist government (2008-11), the 2011 elections, and the challenges facing Spain and the new Popular Party government.
Long Description
Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of Spain today. Focusing on the second term of Socialist Prime Minister Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero, the dramatic defeat of the Socialists in the 2011 elections and the alternation of power to the conservative Popular Party, it underscores Spain's deep economic and political crisis. The contributors analyze Spain's political parties, parliamentary dynamics, territorial politics, economy and labor market. Additionally, they examine the relationship between the government and the labor unions, the 'indignant' protest movement, and the Catholic Church, as well as policy developments related to gender equality and the welfare state.
Long Description
Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of Spain today. Focusing on the second term of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the dramatic defeat of the Socialists in the 2011 elections and the alternation of power to the conservative Popular Party, it underscores Spain's deep economic and political crisis. The contributors analyze Spain's political parties, parliamentary dynamics, territorial politics, economy and labor market. Additionally, they examine the relationship between the government and the labor unions, the 'indignant' protest movement, and the Catholic Church, as well as policy developments related to gender equality and the welfare state.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introduction: Political Change in Spain, from Zapatero to Rajoyp. 1
The Long Adiós: The PSOE and the End of the Zapatero Erap. 21
From Opposition to Government: The Popular Party of Mariano Rajoyp. 41
Governing Spain in Tough Times and in Minority: The Limits of Shifting Alliancesp. 61
The State of Autonomies between the Economic Crisis and Enduring Nationalist Tensionsp. 81
Economic Reforms and the Labor Market: Zapatero's Endless Period in the Wildernessp. 101
The Relationship between Unions and Zapatero's Government: From Social Pacts to General Strikep. 123
Youth Protests and the End of the Zapatero Governmentp. 143
The Spanish Catholic Church from the Zapatero Era to the Rajoy Governmentp. 161
Gender Equality Policymaking in Spain (2008-11): Losing Momentump. 179
The Spanish Welfare State from Zapatero to Rajoy: Recalibration to Retrenchmentp. 197
Conclusionsp. 217
Indexp. 225
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