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Spain's 'Second Transition'?: The Socialist government of by Bonnie N. Field

By Bonnie N. Field

Few may have imagined the advancements and the level of reforms that happened lower than Spanish major Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero among 2004 and 2008. below Zapatero, Spain speedily withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, held a truly public political debate at the Spanish Civil conflict and the Franco dictatorship, handed very revolutionary social laws that included homosexual marriage and adoption as good as a sweeping gender equality act, and extended autonomy in six of Spain’s 17 areas. It has turn into very common to consult a few or all of those advancements as a ‘second transition’ that alters or revisits rules, institutional preparations and political techniques that have been demonstrated in the course of Spain’s transition to democracy.


This book analyzes the styles of continuity and alter and gives a nuanced, serious assessment of the idea that of a ‘second transition’. 3 huge questions are addressed. First, to what measure do the advancements less than Zapatero’s Socialist govt signify a departure from past styles of Spanish politics? moment, what money owed for the continuities and departures? ultimately, the undertaking starts off to evaluate the consequences of those advancements. Are there lasting results, for instance, on political participation, electoral alignments, interparty and inter-regional family extra broadly?


This booklet was once released as a unique factor of South eu Society & Politics.

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