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Author McDonough, Peter, 1939-

Title The cultural dynamics of democratization in Spain / Peter McDonough, Samuel H. Barnes, Antonio López Pina, with Doh C. Shin, José Alvaro Moisés
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 241 pages : illustrations)
Contents Introduction: From Maximalism to Moderation -- Ch. 1. Rethinking Democratic Legitimacy -- Ch. 2. Gauging Political Legitimacy -- Ch. 3. The Transformation of the Agenda of Public Opinion -- Ch. 4. The Golden Decade of the Socialists -- Ch. 5. Identities, Ideologies, and Interests -- Ch. 6. The Puzzle of Participation -- Conclusion: The Mellowing of Mass Politics -- App. A. On Gender, Employment Status, Religion, and Civic Engagement -- App. B. Effects of the Media on Participation
Summary Since the death of Franco in 1975, Spain has made a successful transition to democracy. This book looks at what that transition has meant for the Spanish people. Drawing on national surveys taken in 1978, 1980, 1984, and 1990, the authors explore three questions: What is the basis of the new regime's political legitimacy? How did Spanish democracy move from the conservative center-right coalition that engineered the transition to the socialist government that consolidated it? And why is political participation so low among Spaniards?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-236) and index
Subject Democracy -- Spain -- Public opinion.
Democratization -- Spain -- Public opinion.
Political participation -- Spain.
Public opinion -- Spain.
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1975- -- Public opinion
Form Electronic book
Author Barnes, Samuel H. (Samuel Henry), 1931-
López Pina, Antonio.
LC no. 98015273
ISBN 1501728717 (electronic bk.)
9781501728716 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)