The Making of Spanish Democracy

The Making of Spanish Democracy

Hardback Praeger Series in Political Economy

By (author) Donald Share


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  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 15mm | 508g
  • Publication date: 6 June 1986
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0275921255
  • ISBN 13: 9780275921255
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

This volume's coverage includes international agreements, both bilateral and multi-lateral, affecting shipping. The work includes: full texts of reservations or declarations made by bound countries; texts of draft treaties; texts of average adjusting rules for key jurisdictions; and texts of salvage agreements. Texts of treaties and documents are arranged by category: arbitration; carriage of goods and passengers by sea; collision, navigation and rescue; fishing and whaling; international maritime organization (IMO); limitation of liability; miscellaneous international trade; pollution at sea; procedure; regulation of maritime safety and commerce; salvage and general average; seamen; territorial waters and high seas; and war.

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?It is appropriate that the first volume in a new 'Democracy in the World' series should deal with Spain, a country that, after four decades of fascist dictatorship, developed very quickly into one of the newest democracies, not through war or revolution, but by transition through transaction.' Reforms were instituted after Franco's death by his handpicked successor Juan Carlos who, together with Adolfo Suarez, deserves much of the credit for the reforms. Working within the Falangist regime and overcoming obstacles placed by oldguard fascists and the military, democratization was accomplished, leading to a new constitution, legitimization of political parties including eventually the Communists, free elections, and subsequently parliamentary victory of the moderate Socialists. All this is clearly described in detail by the author, who develops some interesting theories regarding the democratization process.?-Choice