TitleSecuring democracy : Political parties and democratic consolidation in southern Europe / edited by Geroffrey Pridham
Imprint London : Routledge, 1990
Descript xi, 227 p. ; 22 cm


1. Southern European democracies on the road to consolidation: a comparative assessment of the role of political parties -- 2. Party elites and democratic consolidation: cross-national comparison of southern European experience -- 3. The consolidation of democracy in post-war Italy -- 4. The role of the Italian Communist party in the consolidation of parliamentary democracy in Italy -- 5. Portugal: an open verdict 6. Regime consolidation in Spain: party, state, and society -- 7. From polarization to pluralism: regional-nationalist parties in the process of democratic consolidation in post-Franco Spain -- 8. Political parties and democratic consolidation in Greece 9. To be or not to be within the European Community: the party debate and democratic consolidation in Greece

Political parties -- Europe Southern Europe Southern -- Politics and government

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