Democracy And The State In The New Southern Europe

Paperback | November 16, 2006

EditorRichard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

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This volume analyzes the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s. It makes a major contribution to work on recent democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the state has responded and adapted to the challenges and pressures associated with the overarching processes of democratization, socio-economic development, and Europeanization.

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This volume analyzes the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s. It makes a major contribution to work on recent democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the state has responded and adapted to the challenges ...

Richard Gunther is at Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University. P. Nikiforos Diamandouros is at Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Athens.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199202826

ISBN - 13:9780199202829

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Table of Contents

1. P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, Dimitri Sotiropoulos, and Edward E. Malefakis: Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe2. Francis G. Castles: The Welfare State and Democracy: On the Development of Social Security in Southern Europe3. Marisol Garcia and Neovi Karakatsanis: Social Policy, Democracy, and Citizenship in Southern Europe4. Pedro C. Magalhaes, Carlo Guarnieri and Yorgos Kaminis: Democratic Consolidation, Judicial Reform, and the Judicialization of Politics in Southern Europe5. Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos: Old Problems and New Challenges: The Enduring and Changing Functions of Southern European State Bureaucracies6. Ivan Llamazares and Gary Marks: Multi-Level Governance and the Transformation of Regional Mobilization and Identity in Southern Europe, With Particular Attention to Catalonia and the Basque Country7. Geoffrey Pridham and Jose Magone: The Environment, Socioeconomic Transformation, and Political Change in the New Southern Europe8. Stavros B. Thomadakis: Democratic and Economic Consolidation in Southern Europe9. Richard Gunther and P. Nikiforos Diamandouros: Conclusion