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Author Chilcote, Ronald H.

Title The Portuguese revolution : state and class in the transition to democracy / Ronald H. Chilcote
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface: Portugal and comparative inquiry -- Capitalism and the bourgeois revolution -- Origins and evolution of the state -- Economic groups, public enterprises, and multinationals : links to the state -- Continuity of the state in the political economy -- The April 24 coup -- Institutional conflict and the MFA -- The new popular and social movements -- Social classes in struggle -- Legacies of the revolution -- Conclusion: Assessment and implications
Summary Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974-1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His study revisits a key historical moment to explain the revolution and its aftermath through periods of authoritarianism and resistance as well as representative and popular democracy. Exploring the intertwined themes of class, state, and hegemony, Chilcote builds a powerful framework for understandingthe Portuguese case as well as contemporary political economy worldwide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-297) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
Social classes -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
Social movements -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
State, The -- History -- 20th century.
Portugal -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Portugal -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 074256794X (electronic bk.)
9780742567948 (electronic bk.)