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The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain /
Paul Kennedy.
imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
description
226 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0719074134 (hbk.), 9780719074134 (hbk.)
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imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
isbn
0719074134 (hbk.)
9780719074134 (hbk.)
catalogue key
9103543
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-223) and index.
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Excerpts
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Cover photographs courtesy of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
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Former party leaders Pablo Iglesias, Felipe González and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Courtesy of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Summaries
Long Description
This book is the most up-to-date work available in English on the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). In addition to be being Spain's oldest nation-wide political party, the PSOE has dominated the country's political arena for the most of the period since democracy was re-established following General Franco's death in 1975. Charting the history of the party since its foundation in 1879, the book considers the party's role during key historical events ranging from the Second Spanish Republic and Civil War to the transition from dictatorship to democracy and the country's entry into the European Union. More generally, it charts Spain's historical, social and economic development and considers the PSOE's claims to have been the political party most responsible for the country's modernisation and Europeanisation. It ends with a consideration of Rodriguez Zapatero's period in office between 2004 and 2011 and seeks to explain the reasons behind the party's defeat at the 2011 general election, explaining why Spain has been so badly hit by the current international economic crisis. Written by an acknowledged expert on the topic, the book will primarily appeal to an academic audience, but will also be attractive to anyone with an interest in contemporary Spain.
Long Description
This book is the most up-to-date work available in English on the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). In addition to being Spain's oldest nation-wide political party, the PSOE has dominated the country's political arena for most of the period since democracy was re-established following General Franco's death in 1975. Charting the history of the party since its foundation in 1879, the book considers the party's role during key historical events ranging from the Second Spanish Republic and Civil War to the transition from dictatorship to democracy and the country's entry into the European Union. More generally, it details Spain's historical, social and economic development and considers the PSOE's claims to have been the political party most responsible for the country's modernisation and Europeanisation. It ends with a consideration of Rodriguez Zapatero's period in office between 2004 and 2011 and seeks to explain the reasons behind the party's defeat at the 2011 general election, explaining why Spain has been so badly hit by the current international economic crisis. Written by an acknowledged expert on the topic, the book will primarily appeal to an academic audience, but will also be of use to anyone with an interest in contemporary Spain.
Main Description
This book considers the most electorally successful political party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) which was in government for two of the three decades since it won office under Felipe Gonzalez in 1982. Providing rich historical background, the books main focus is on the period since General Francos death in 1975 and charts Spains modernisation under the PSOE, with a particular focus on the role played by European integration in this process. Covering events including the 2011 general election, the book is one of the most up-to-date works available in English and will be of great interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Spanish and European studies.
Main Description
This book considers the most electorally successful political party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) which was in government for two of the three decades since it won office under Felipe González in 1982. Providing rich historical background, the book's main focus is on the period since General Franco's death in 1975 and charts Spain's modernisation under the PSOE, with a particular focus on the role played by European integration in this process. Covering events including the 2011 general election, the book is one of the most up-to-date works available in English and will be of great interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Spanish and European studies.
Main Description
This book considers the most electorally successful political party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), which was in government for two of the three decades since it won office under Felipe González in 1982. Providing rich historical background, the book's main focus is on the period since General Franco's death in 1975. It charts Spain's modernisation under the PSOE, with a particular focus on the role played by European integration in this process. Covering events including the 2011 general election, the book is one of the most up-to-date works available in English and will be of great interest to academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of Spanish and European studies.

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