Portugal in the Twenty-First Century

Portugal in the Twenty-First Century : Politics, Society, and Economics

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Portugal in the Twenty-First Century: Politics, Society, and Economics, edited by Sebastian Royo, provides an original series of analyses on the development of Portugal since the transition to democracy and accession to the European Union. Royo and his contributors examine the impact of the combined processes of democratization and European integration on Portugal from a variety of standpoints, including economic, social, institutional, and cultural. Drawing on the research by established scholars, Royo's edited collection offers an up-to-date assessment of political and economic issues in Portugal.
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  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 1,519.53g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739137557
  • 9780739137550

Table of contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Chapter One, Introduction: Crises e Oportunidades em Tempos de Mudanca [Crisis and Opportunities in Transition Times] Chapter 5 Chapter Two: The Political Institutions of Portuguese Democracy Chapter 6 Chapter Three: Portugal's Semi-Presidentialism (Re)Considered: An Assessment of the President's Role in the Policy Process, 1976-2006 Chapter 7 Chapter Four: The Adjustment of Portuguese Political Parties to the Challenges of Multilevel Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Political Affiliation in the European Parliament Chapter 8 Chapter Five: Incomplete Modernity or Typically Modern? Portuguese National Identity in an Era of Rapid Transition Chapter 9 Chapter Six: Portugal: An Incomplete Europeanization Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: The Portuguese Migratory Experience: A New Migratory Cycle? Chapter 11 Chapter Eight: Portugal and Spain in the EU: The Paradox of Economic Divergence (2000-2007) Chapter 12 Chapter Nine: Consolidating Partnerships: History and Geopolitics in Portugal's Twenty-First Century Foreign Policy Chapter 13 Conclusion: The Portuguese Case in Comparative Perspective Chapter 14 About the Contributors Chapter 15 Index
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"This book illustrates a new generation of Portuguese social scientists that has done much to renew and reinvigorate the status of political sciences in Portugal and strengthened the field both in the public arena and in academic circles. A welcome addition to the field of Iberian studies, engaging and accessible to readers in Portugal and abroad." -Pedro Nuno Teixeira, University of Porto -- Pedro Nuno Teixeira, University of Porto "It is about time that contemporary Portuguese politics, society, and economy received such a comprehensive treatment. This book not only demonstrates the high level of competence of the scholars-native and foreign-working on this long neglected country, but it also succeeds in placing Portugal in a broader matrix of theoretical issues: globalization, European integration, democratization, and modernization. No one interested specifically in comparing the recent experiences of Southern Europe or even more generically in exploring these broader issues should pass it by. Os meus parabens! is the best expression I can think to recognize the quality of its authors' collective effort."-Philippe C. Schmitter, European University Institute -- Phillippe C. Schmitter "Through well-grounded historical comparative research, this book offers new and refreshing ideas on issues like democratization, Europeanization, institutions, and the political economy. It will be of major interest to the academic community and the general public."-Tiago Fernandes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa -- Tiago Fernandes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa "The contributions to Royo's volume on Portugal are uniformly excellent. They present a comprehensive and well-supported assessment of the development of Portuguese politics and society in the three and a half decades of democracy since the Carnation Revolution of 1974. Essential reading for anyone interested in the politics and political economy of Southern Europe."-John D. Stephens, University of North Carolina -- John D. Stephens, University of North Carolina
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About Sebastian Royo

Sebastian Royo is associate dean of the college of arts and sciences and associate professor of government at Suffolk University in Boston.
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