(2014) Spanish Political System

Wednesday 12 November 2014, by Miguel Angel Martinez

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1/ Spain: From Dictatorship to Parliamentary Democracy. Regime change and institutional configuration

Readings for tutorials

Gunther, R., Montero, J.R., Botella, J. (eds.) (2004). Democracy in Modern Spain. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 79-107.

Maurer, L. M. (1999). Parliamentary influence in a new democracy: The Spanish congress. The Journal of Legislative Studies 5(2): 24-45.

Share, D. (1987). Transitions to democracy and transition through transaction. Comparative Political Studies, 19(4), 525-548.

Van Biezen, I., Hopkin, J. (2005). The presidentialization of Spanish democracy: sources of prime ministerial power in post-Franco Spain. In The presidentialization of politics. Oxford University Press, pp. 106-127. JF251 .P75 2005

2/ Who Governs in Spain? Elites, elections, social order and crisis

Readings for tutorials

Barreiro, B, Sánchez-Cuenca, I. (2012). In the Whirlwind of the Economic Crisis: Local and Regional Elections in Spain, May 2011. South European Society and Politics 17 (2): 281–294. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/...

Mújica, A., Sánchez-Cuenca, I. (2006). Consensus and Parliamentary Opposition: The Case of Spain. In Journal Compilation of Government and Opposition Oxford: Blackwell.

Barberá, P. et al. (2012). The Electoral Consequences of Political Scandals in Spain. In XXIInd World Congress of Political Science, July 2012.

López, I., & Rodríguez, E. (2011). The Spanish model. New Left Review 69: 5-28.

3/ Trade unions, civil society and social movements in Spain

Readings for tutorials

Fishman, R. M. (2012). On the significance of public protest in Spanish democracy. Democràcia, Política i Societat: Homenatge a Rosa Virós, pp. 351-366.

Juris, J. (2008). Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, pp. 61-92. JZ1318 .J865 2008

Romanos, E. (2013). Collective learning processes within social movements: some insights into the Spanish 15M movement. In Fominaya, C. F., & Cox, L. (Eds.). (2013). Understanding European movements: new social movements, global justice struggles, anti-austerity protest. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 203-219.

Vázquez, R. (2007). Creating social capital and civic virtue . Historical legacy and individualistic values – what civil society in Spain? In Purdue , Derrick (ed.) Civil Societies and Social Movements . Potentials and problems , Oxon: Routledge, pp.166-184.