Making Democracy in Spain
Grass-Roots Struggle in the South, 1955-1975
By (author) Joe Foweraker
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Making Democracy in Spain by Joe Foweraker
Book DescriptionThis book, exploring the making of democracy in Spain during the twenty long years before the death of Franco, seeks out the beginnings of democratic struggles at the grass roots of civil society. Rather than one more account of the transition to democracy in Spain, this is the story of the countless unsung heroes who prepared the political terrain of this transition. The story suggests that it was social needs and economic demands which spawned individual discontent and political dissent, but that the struggle itself required continual political organization and calculation. The book therefore explores the personal networks and political strategies which sustained the struggle, and reveals that their contribution to the making of democracy was often contradictory and always piecemeal. Democratic struggle is not defined by a single idea of democracy, but by myriad attempts to achieve more autonomous action and more effective forms of representation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521522816
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joe Foweraker
Governing Latin America, Hardback (September 2003)
* The book brings Latin America into mainstream, comparative politics. * The book combines regional and international perspectives into an original synthesis. * The book is organized around comparative topics, not particular countries. * The focus is on government and the difficulties of achieving democratic stability.
Struggle for Land, Paperback (August 2002)
A 'regional' political economy which makes its own contribution to the theory of the state.
Popular Mobilization in Mexico, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Joe Foweraker
Explores the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation.
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