Publisher description for Making democratic citizens in Spain : civil society and the popular origins of the transition, 1960-78 / Pamela Beth Radcliff.


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A fascinating study of the contribution of ordinary men and women to Spain's democratic transition of the 1970s. Radcliff argues that participants in neighbourhood and other associations experimented with new practices of civic participation that put pressure on the authoritarian state and made the building blocks of a future democratic citizenship.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Political participation -- Spain.
Democracy -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1939-1975.
Spain -- Politics and government -- 1975-1982.