Politics in contemporary Portugal : parties and the consolidation of democracy /
Thomas C. Bruneau, Alex Macleod.
Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers, 1986.
xix, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
0931477689 :
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Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers, 1986.
0931477689 :
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 222-228.
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Once a label becomes associated with a democratic political system, the label dictates the questions researchers will ask about that political system. Portugal has for some time been assumed not to contain the characteristics that justify its inclusion in cross-national or comparative studies of the political process within democratic systems. Bruneau and Macleod show how students of comparative democracy can employ the basic concepts and framework for the study of democracies to determine whether a particular political system deserves a given label. The authors rely on standard models and concepts of comparative politics to show that Portugal is more than a developing quasi-democracy, existing in transition between authoritarian rule and popular republican democracy. Bruneau and MacLeod also explain how the revolutionary events of 1975 have evolved into the beginnings of a working pluralist democracy. Upper-division and graduate students.-J.D. Robertson, Texas A & M University
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