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The Contemporary Spanish Economy

A Historical Perspective

By Sima lieberman

© 2006 – Routledge

400 pages

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments page xiii

Introduction: Institutions and Economic


The Spanish Case 1

Chapter I Contemporary Spanish Agriculture in Historical Perspective 26

Traditional Agriculture in Spain

The Continuity of Feudal Institutions and the Land Tenure System

The Second Republic and Agrarian Reform

Chapter II Agricultural Policy Since 1939 72

Nationalist Agricultural Policy from 1936 to 1953

The Crisis of Traditional Agriculture: 1953 to 1970

Spanish Agriculture in the 1970s

The Institutional Evolution of Agriculture in Retrospect

Chapter III The Long Road to Spain’s Industrial Revolution 120

Foreign Investment in the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century and Bourgeois Reaction

Spain Embraces Economic Autarky

The Contest between Reformists and Traditionalists during the Second Republic

The First Two Decades of the Franco Regime

Chapter IV The Spanish Industrial Revolution of the 1960s 199

The Stabilization Plan of 1959

Economic Liberalization in the 1960s: Realities and Appearances

The Industrialization Miracle’ of the 1960s

The Sources of Industrial Finance and the Structure of the Industrial Sector in the 1960s

Economic Development and Social Unrest

The Governments Regional Development Policy

Chapter V The Economic Crisis of the 1970s 265

The End of the European ‘Economic Miracles’: The Spanish Economy in the 1970s

The Unemployment Problem

The Implications of Spain’s Possible Entry into the European Economic Community

Chapter VI The Restoration of Free Trade Unions, Unemployment and Future Growth 322

Reflections on the Spanish Unemployment Problem

The Restoration of Free Trade Unions

Exports, Foreign Exchange Rates and Inflation

Chapter VII Quo Vadis, Hispania? 345

Bibliography 360

Index 366

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