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European Socialists and Spain : The Transition to Democracy, 1959-77 - Pilar Ortuno Anaya

European Socialists and Spain

The Transition to Democracy, 1959-77

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2001
ISBN: 9780333949276
Number Of Pages: 258

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Pilar Ortuño Anaya’s European Socialists and Spain breaks new ground in the study of the international dimensions of the Spanish transition to democracy. She argues that specific individuals and organizations made a significant contribution to the democratization process. Dr. Ortuño Anaya establishes for the first time the role played by European socialist and trade union organizations, in particular the German Social Democratic Party and its affiliated unions, the Labor movements in the UK, and the French Socialists.

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'This fine work...is well-written and densely argued.' - J. Szaluta, Choice

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Socialist International 1960-77p. 18
1946-72p. 19
SI Commissions for Spanish affairsp. 19
1972-74p. 24
Going separate ways: the emergence of two distinct PSOEsp. 24
1974-77p. 33
Spain Committee: the guardian of Spanish Socialismp. 33
Conclusionsp. 43
The ICFTU 1960-77p. 45
1960-64p. 48
Defending the Spanish workers: the Joint ICFTU/IFCTU Committee 1960-62p. 48
The three action plans of the ICFTU 1962p. 51
1964-69p. 54
The ICFTU tarnishing Franco's image 1964-65p. 54
In pursuit of unifying trade organisations 1966-69p. 55
ILO study group to Spain 1969p. 59
1970-77p. 63
A failed attempt to undermine Franco at the ILO 1970p. 63
Conclusionsp. 69
The British Labour Movement 1959-77p. 71
1959-68p. 71
The establishment of the Spanish Democrats' Defence Fund Committee (SDDC)p. 73
Opposing the Spanish admission to NATOp. 78
Approaching the Spanish oppositionp. 81
The SDDC initiatives: challenges and opportunities for the Labour Partyp. 85
Labour Party in power 1964: 'wait and see' policyp. 89
1969-77p. 96
Gathering information on Spainp. 97
Anti-Franco Commission and protests in 1973p. 102
Supporting the process of democratisationp. 107
Conclusionsp. 116
The French Socialists 1959-77p. 119
1959-77p. 120
The French case: three characteristicsp. 120
The French connection: lobbying and financing 1959-68p. 121
France and Spain: love-hate relationship 1969-77p. 129
Conclusionsp. 136
The German Socialists 1960-77p. 138
1960-68p. 139
Organisation of the Spanish workers in Germany by the DGB-UGTp. 139
The SPD's encounter with the Spanish realityp. 145
The DGB solidarity with the UGT: the Bad Nauheim Conferencep. 150
The IG Metall endorsing ASO's strategyp. 152
The cancellation of Willy Brandt's visit to Madridp. 157
1969-77p. 157
German Socialists in favour of Spanish democratisation: solidarity with the Spanish Socialistsp. 158
The Spanish government giving in to German pressure: the Pardo affairp. 166
Willy Brandt opposed the Spanish entry into the EECp. 170
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation: the German engine of Spanish democratisationp. 171
Willy Brandt and Felipe Gonzalezp. 174
Conclusionsp. 182
Conclusionsp. 185
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780333949276
ISBN-10: 0333949277
Series: St Antony's Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 14th December 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.22  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1