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South European Society and Politics

About the Series

The parallel regime transitions of the 1970s, when Southern Europe was the vanguard of the ‘third wave’ of democratisation, the impact of EU membership and Europeanisation and more recently, the region’s central role in the eurozone crisis have all made Southern Europe a distinctive area of interest for social science scholars. The South European Society and Politics book series promotes new empirical research into the domestic politics and society of South European states. The series, open to a broad range of social science approaches, offers comparative thematic volumes covering the region as a whole and on occasion, innovative single-country studies. Its geographical scope includes both ‘old’ and ‘new’ Southern Europe, defined as Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

30 Series Titles

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Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism: The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

1st Edition

Edited By Antonio Costa Pinto, Leonardo Morlino
October 31, 2011

In recent years the agenda of how to ‘deal with the past’ has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies revisit the past either symbolically or to punish the elites associated with the ...

Euroscepticism in Southern Europe A Diachronic Perspective

Euroscepticism in Southern Europe: A Diachronic Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Susannah Verney
November 15, 2011

Euroscepticism has emerged as a growing constraint on European integration, starting with the Maastricht Treaty in the early 1990s, continuing with the mid-2000s constitutional debacle and intensifying with the eurozone crisis – a crisis in which Southern Europe has played a key role. But is ...

Spain's 'Second Transition'? The Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Spain's 'Second Transition'?: The Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

1st Edition

Edited By Bonnie N. Field
September 21, 2010

Few would have imagined the developments and the extent of reforms that occurred under Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero between 2004 and 2008. Under Zapatero, Spain rapidly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, held a very public political debate on the Spanish Civil War and the ...

When Greeks think about Turks The View from Anthropology

When Greeks think about Turks: The View from Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
December 05, 2006

Drawing upon anthropological studies that document culturally specific ways of perceiving ethic Others in Greece and Cyprus, this book explores the cultural boundaries of the categories ‘Greek’ and ‘Turk’, and compares views on what it means to be one of these ethnic groups or both. The ...

Who Governs Southern Europe? Regime Change and Ministerial Recruitment, 1850-2000

Who Governs Southern Europe?: Regime Change and Ministerial Recruitment, 1850-2000

1st Edition

Edited By Pedro Tavares de Almeida, Nancy Bermeo, Antonio Costa Pinto
August 30, 2003

In modern politics, cabinet ministers are major actors in the arena of power as they occupy a strategic locus of command from which vital, authoritative decisions flow continuously. Who are these uppermost policy-makers? What are their background characteristics and credentials? How are they ...

Spain and Portugal in the European Union The First Fifteen Years

Spain and Portugal in the European Union: The First Fifteen Years

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Christopher Manuel, Sebastian Royo
July 26, 2004

This publication provides an up-to-date assessment of the political and economic issues and is valuable reading for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Spain and Portugal.Following decades of relative isolation under authoritarian regimes, the success of the processes of democratic transition...

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