1st Edition

The Contemporary Spanish Economy A Historical Perspective

By Sima lieberman Copyright 2006
    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    396 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 2005. This title studies the 1981 insurrection of the Spanish 'Guardia Civil', motivated by political and economic factors. The politico-economic causes of the February incident have been succinctly summarized and traced the institutional causality which explains the peculiarities of contemporary Spanish development. Within are chapters on Spanish agriculture, policies, the industrial revolution, and the economic crisis.



    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


    lieberman, Sima