Spain is different" was a favourite tourist board slogan of the Franco dictatorship. Is Spain still different? This volume provides an original series of analyses of how politics in democratic Spain has developed since the remarkable success of the transition to democracy.
'This assessment of Spain's transition from forty years of stagnation to a dynamic and successful democracy provides much insight into exactly how this was accomplished and what it portends for the future.' - Contemporary Review
'A set of enormously rich and in-depth analyses from a wide array of important yet underresearched topics in Spanish public policy and political processes. Some individual chapters present an excellent mixture of theoretical and empirical analysis ... very good essays ... many excellent chapters.' - Choice