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The Spanish Political System
Franco's Legacy




ISBN 9780367296223
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
306 Pages

 
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In few places, contends Professor Arango, do illusions obscure reality as they do in Spain. The Spaniard as well as the foreigner has believed and sustained the myths; the scholar as well as the poet. For the Spaniard, myth became the substitute for action in a world in which Spain was increasingly a nonparticipant. This book analyzes the political system created by Franco. His study continues into the present period of transition between an authoritarian past and a democratic future. The myths put to rest, Spain is viewed as a contemporary modernizing nation and is examined as such.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Before Franco -- The Foundations of Spanish Politics -- The Politics of the Second Bourbon Restoration -- The Second Republic -- The Civil War -- The Two Camps -- The Franco Regime -- The Philosophical Foundations of the Franco Regime -- The Political Evolution of the Franco Regime -- The Political Structure of the Franco Regime -- The National Movement -- The Civil Service -- The Opposition -- After Franco -- The Reign of Juan Carlos -- Appendixes -- The Syndicates -- The Opus Dei

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Biography

E. Ramón Arango, associate professor of government at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He previously taught at Kenyon College, Texas A&M University, and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rome. Professor Arango is author of Leopold III and the Belgian Royal Question.