Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy

Author: David Garcia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317631242
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This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European state, fully democratic and with a well-functioning market economy, under strain from the Eurozone Sovereign Debt crisis. It explains how domestic developments and external factors have combined to shape Spain’s international relations, assessing the impact of EU membership and providing an example of how middle powers can pursue their foreign policy objectives in the international system. The authors explore a range of topics including: Defence and security Economy and development Soft power Spanish policy towards the EU, the United States, Latin America, the Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Spanish politics and history, European Union studies, foreign policy, international relations and security studies.

Contemporary Spanish Politics

Author: José María Magone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415421888
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Having been fully revised and updated to reflect the considerable changes in Spain over the last decade, José M. Magone gives a fresh insight into the formal and informal workings of this dynamic southern European democracy. Thoroughly examining Spain's historical background, political culture, core political institutions and foreign policy making, each chapter provides a research-based overview of the studied topic which can then be used as the basis for further research by students. Key themes of the book include: recent history of Spain after Franco's death Spain's political culture, institutional framework and political economy foreign policy making; the reaction to the global anti-terrorist coalition and the Madrid bombings policy making process and the system of interest intermediation party system and electoral process the dynamics of regional/territorial politics and the Basque problem external relations with the European Union, the Mediterranean and Latin America constitutional reform immigration. New chapters to this edition: Interest groups and civil society Media and Politics Richly illustrated with maps and biographical details of key actors and presenting large amounts of statistical and quantative data make this book an indispensable source of information for students, academics and the wider public interested in Spanish politics.

Spain And Central America

Author: Robin L. Rosenberg
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780313278853
Size: 14.39 MB
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Examines the connection between the image and substance of Spain's democracy and the country's foreign policy in Central America. Rosenberg explores the idea of democracy in Central America, measures Spain's democratic successes and failures, and examines Spanish foreign policy in relation to the political situation in Central America.

Spain And The Great Powers In The Twentieth Century

Author: Reader in Contemporary Spanish Studies Lse Sebastian Balfour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134678061
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Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Centuryexamines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. Taking the Defeat in the Spanish American war of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on: *the crisis of neutrality during the First World War *foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil War *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the Cold War *relations with the United States This book traces the important topic of modern Spanish diplomacy up to the present day

Political Culture And Foreign Policy In Latin America

Author: Roland H. Ebel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791406045
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This book explores the impact of Latin America s political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere where the United States has been the central actor have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies."

Democratic Spain

Author: Richard Gillespie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415113250
Size: 30.12 MB
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Spain has emerged from relative political isolation with the transition from authoritarian to democratic government. Its membership of both NATO and the EU have been crucial vehicles for Spain's reappearance on the world stage, though the traditional 'special relationships' with Latin America and the Arab world have also been of great importance. By focusing on the relationship between external relations and domestic policy, Democratic Spain makes an important contribution to the literature on democratization, as well as showing how Spanish foreign policy evolved between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. While the book is focused on Spain, its revisionist view of democratic transitions is of more general relevance. Democratization is seen as an integral process involving related though not simultaneous changes in domestic policy and external relations. Only with the transformation of its external relations did Spain's new democracy finally become consolidated