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TitleRethinking Democratisation in Spain, Greece and Portugal [electronic resource] / edited by Maria Elena Cavallaro, Kostis Kornetis
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXI, 266 p. 16 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource


This edited collection explores the ways in which the 2008/2009 social and economic crisis in Southern Europe affected the interpretation of the transitional past in Spain, Greece and Portugal. Discussing topics such as public memory, Europeanism and uses of the past by grassroots movements, the volume showcases how the crisis challenged consolidated perceptions of the transitions as ‘success stories’. It revisits the dominant historical narratives around Southern European transitions to democracy more than forty years since the demise of authoritarian regimes, bringing together contributors from history, cultural studies, political science and sociology. Maria Elena Cavallaro is Associate Professor of History of International Relations at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy, and member of CIHDE (Centro de Investigaciones Históricas de la Democracia Española) in Madrid, Spain. She was Santander Fellow in Iberian Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, from 2015 to 2016. She has published extensively on the Iberian Peninsula and the European Integration process and she is now working on the role of the Jenkins and Thorn Commissions in the Mediterranean Enlargement. Kostis Kornetis is Santander Fellow in Iberian Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He previously studied history in Munich, London and Florence and taught at Brown University and New York University. He was Marie Skłodowska Curie Experienced Fellow at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. He has published extensively on the history and memory of social movements in the European South and is currently working on a book manuscript on the generational memory of transitions to democracy in Spain, Greece and Portugal


1 Introduction (K. Kornetis, M.E. Cavallaro) -- Part I Conflicting Memory of Transition -- 2 Self-Portraits of the Past. Conflicting Narratives of the Spanish Transition in a Time of Crisis: the Academic, Political and Cultural Realms (2008-2016) (C. Gustrán, A. Quiroga) -- 3 The Legacy of the Portuguese Transition to Democracy (F. Raimundo, C. Almeida) -- 4 Public Memory of the Transitions in Greece and Spain (K. Kornetis) -- Part II Europeanism, Europeanization and Euroscepticism since the late 1970s -- 5 The Abduction of Europa: Europeanism and Euroscepticism in Greece, 1974-2015 (I. Balampanidis) -- 6 he Persistence of the Myth: Europeanism in Spain from the late Francoism to the Outbreak of the 2008 Economic Crisis (M.E. Cavallaro) -- 7 Parties, citizens and the eurozone crisis: How Europe has contributed to the resilience of the Portuguese party system (M. Lisi) -- Part III Uses of the Past by Grassroots Political Actors -- 8 Transition to Stability. The Greek Left in 1974 (K. Karpozilos) -- 9 From the ‘Unfinished Revolution’ to the ‘Defence of the Revolution’: Framing the Transition in Austerity-Era Portugal (T. Carvalho, P. Ramos Pinto) -- 10 How National Histories Shaped the Politics of Crisis: South European Contrasts (R.M. Fishman) -- 11 Conclusions (M.E. Cavallaro, K. Kornetis)

Europe-Politics and government Democracy Political science World politics Economic history Comparative politics European Politics. Democracy. Governance and Government. Political History. Economic History. Comparative Politics.


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