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Description - Lisbon Rising by Pedro Pinto

Lisbon rising explores the role of a widespread urban social movement in the revolutionary process that accompanied Portugal's transition from authoritarianism to democracy. It is the first in-depth study of the widest urban movement of the European post-war period, an event that shook the balance of Cold War politics by threatening the possibility of revolution in Western Europe. Using hitherto unknown sources produced by movement organisations themselves, it challenges long-established views of civil society in Southern Europe as weak, arguing that popular movements had an important and autonomous role in the process that led to democratisation, inviting us to rethink the history and theories of transitions in the region in ways that account for popular agency. Lisbon rising will be of interest not only to students of twentieth-century European history, but across disciplines to students of democratisation, social movements and citizenship in political science and sociology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719085444
ISBN-10: 0719085446
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pedro Pinto

Pedro Ramos Pinto is Lecturer in International Economic History at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Trinity Hall