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Institutions of Modern Spain : A Political and Economic Guide - Michael T. Newton

Institutions of Modern Spain

A Political and Economic Guide

Paperback Published: 7th April 1997
ISBN: 9780521575089
Number Of Pages: 408

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to Spain's major political and economic institutions, analysing their role, structure and functions, as well as their relationship to each other. Set against the background of Spain's consolidation as a young democratic nation and increasingly important contribution to EU affairs, the book examines the 1978 Constitution; the monarchy of Juan Carlos I; the Parliament; central, regional and local government; political parties; trade unions; public sector enterprises; business and professional organisations; financial institutions; and the judiciary. While most chapters reflect Spain's now well-advanced adaptation to life within the European Union, Chapter 15 also looks in detail at the country's representation in EU institutions, as well as the activities of EU-oriented institutions within Spain itself. This is a new expanded, revised and updated edition of the authors' Spain: a Guide to Political and Economic Institutions, first published in 1987.

"Drawing on their expert knowledge as professors of Spanish and of economic-political studies, and specialists on Spain, the authors have enriched the detailed descriptive material with perceptive insights and interpretations." P. Vannicelli, Choice "Newton and Donaghy's work serves as a reference source that list and describes the main institutional framework of the post-Franco era...scholars specializing in the institutional aspects of European Studies are likely to find all the information they require in this reference work." Review of Radical Political Economics

Introduction
The Constitution of 1978
The monarchy
Parliament
Central government
Central administration
Regional government and administration
Local administration
Public sector enterprises
Political parties
Trade unions
Business and professional organisations
Financial institutions
The judiciary
Spain and Europe
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521575089
ISBN-10: 0521575087
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 7th April 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised