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Catholic roots and democratic flowers : political systems in Spain and Portugal

Author: Howard J Wiarda; Margaret MacLeish Mott
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
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Spain and Portugal have recently adopted European-style democratic and political systems. Yet their pattern of historical development is distinctive and, in many respects, their political systems still reflect unique features. In this provocative text Wiard and Mott analyze the special features of Spanish history: the Catholic tradition, seven centuries of Moorish rule, the Christian Reconquest, and the special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wiarda, Howard J., 1939-
Catholic roots and democratic flowers.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(DLC) 00061168
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard J Wiarda; Margaret MacLeish Mott
ISBN: 9780313076053 0313076057 9780313389887 0313389888
OCLC Number: 70763316
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 215 pages) : map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
The long sweep of Iberian history --
The Franco and Salazar regimes --
The transitions to democracy --
Political culture: the Iberian melody --
Interest groups and the political process --
Political parties and elections --
Government and the role of the state --
Public policy: domestic and foreign --
Conclusion: roots and flowers.
Responsibility: Howard J. Wiarda and Margaret MacLeish Mott.

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