Spain since 1939 From Margins to Centre Stage

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Stanley Black and Alvaro Jaspe offer a fresh look at Spain's dynamic transition from pariah state to key European Union player. The book covers the historical, political, cultural and social events that have shaped Spain's evolution from the end of the Spanish Civil War through to the aftermath of the March 2004 Madrid bombing and the early years of the government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Author Biography

STANLEY BLACK and ALVARO JASPE are Lecturers in Spanish in the School of Languages and Literature, University of Ulster.

Table of Contents

Map: Autonomous Regions and Provinces in Democratic Spainp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Spain's Dark Decades, 1939-59p. 7
Introductionp. 7
The Caudillo Digs Inp. 9
The Nature of the Regimep. 10
Franco and the Second World Warp. 12
The Politics of Repressionp. 13
Franco's Familiesp. 17
Institutionalization of the Regimep. 20
The Hunger Yearsp. 22
Opposition Inside and Outp. 26
Society under Francop. 29
In from the Coldp. 32
Crisis and the End of Autarchyp. 33
The Rise of Opusp. 35
Followers of the Monsignorp. 36
The Technocrats Step inp. 38
Conclusionp. 41
The Spain of Desarrollismo, 1960-75p. 43
Introductionp. 43
Peace through Prosperityp. 44
Tourism and Emigrationp. 46
Social Changep. 47
Economic Miraclep. 50
The Goal of Europep. 52
Regime Changep. 53
Movements of Protestp. 54
Change in the Churchp. 57
Internal Oppositionp. 58
The Issue of the Successionp. 61
Rightward Lurchp. 63
ETA and the Burgos Trialp. 66
Regime in Crisisp. 68
The Spirit of 12 Februaryp. 70
The Third Wayp. 71
Death of a Dictatorp. 73
Conclusionp. 74
The Transition, 1975-82p. 76
Introductionp. 76
Weighing up the Optionsp. 78
The Dream Team: Juan Carlos and Suárezp. 80
Dismantling the Regimep. 81
Challenges to Democracy: Golpismo and Terrorismp. 83
A Leader in Search of a Partyp. 86
Cutting the Gordian Knot: the Legalization of the PCEp. 87
A Constitution for Allp. 88
From Consensus to Disenchantment: the 1979 Electionp. 92
The Decentralization Processp. 96
The Break-up of UCDp. 99
The Triumph of the Monarchy: the 23-Fp. 101
Normality is Restoredp. 104
Conclusionp. 106
Felipismo, 1982-96p. 109
Introductionp. 109
A Historic Victoryp. 110
The 'Window of Change', 1982-6p. 112
Riding the Wave, 1986-9p. 114
Riding the Wave, 1986-9p. 114
Celebrations amid the Crisis, 1989-93p. 118
A Surprise Fourth Term, 1993-6p. 120
Europe and Foreign Policyp. 121
Saying Yes to NATOp. 123
Spain and the ECp. 125
Spain's Second Economic Miraclep. 126
Educationp. 128
Social Changep. 130
Immigrationp. 133
The Regionsp. 135
Scandal and Corruptionp. 138
Terrorism and the GALp. 140
The End of Felipismo and the Return of the Rightp. 143
Conclusionp. 145
The Return of the Right, 1996-2004p. 147
Introductionp. 147
Josč Maria Aznar and the PPp. 147
A Government of Moderationp. 149
Achieving a Stable Economyp. 150
Media Warsp. 153
Aznar and the Regionsp. 155
The Basque Situationp. 156
The Kidnapping of Miguel Angel Blancop. 157
The Estella Pactp. 158
Crisis of the PSOEp. 162
The Second Term, 2000-4p. 166
Economy in the Second Termp. 169
Foreign Policy: the EU and the Iraq Warp. 170
Regionalist Problemsp. 175
Revival of the Socialists and the Fall of the PPp. 178
Conclusionp. 181
Zapatero in Powerp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Renewal in the PSOEp. 184
The Madrid Bomb, 11 March 2004p. 185
The 2004 Electionp. 188
The 11-M Commissionp. 191
Social Issuesp. 192
Regional Reformp. 195
Tackling the Problem of ETAp. 199
The Economy under Zapaterop. 202
The PP in Oppositionp. 204
Church and Statep. 205
Foreign Policyp. 207
Historical Memoryp. 212
The 2008 Electionp. 214
National Identity in a Multicultural Societyp. 216
Conclusionp. 219
Conclusionp. 221
Appendices: Election Results, 1977-2009p. 227
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 252
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