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Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain: From Zapatero to Rajoy (Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies)

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Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of Spain today. Focusing on the second term of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the dramatic defeat of the Socialists in the 2011 elections and the alternation of power to the conservative Popular Party, it underscores Spain's deep economic and political crisis. The contributors analyze Spain's political parties, parliamentary dynamics, territorial politics, economy and labor market. Additionally, they examine the relationship between the government and the labor unions, the 'indignant' protest movement, and the Catholic Church, as well as policy developments related to gender equality and the welfare state.

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Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of Spain today. Focusing on the second term of Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the dramatic defeat of the Socialists in the 2011 elections and the alternation of power to the conservative Popular Party, it underscores Spain's deep economic and political crisis. The contributors analyze Spain's political parties, parliamentary dynamics, territorial politics, economy and labor market. Additionally, they examine the relationship between the government and the labor unions, the 'indignant' protest movement, and the Catholic Church, as well as policy developments related to gender equality and the welfare state.

About the Author

Bonnie N. Field holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and is Associate Professor of Global Studies at Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA. She is an Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She has been a Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Visiting Fellow at UCI's Center for the Study of Democracy, and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Spain. Her publications focus on regime democratization, political parties and political institutions in Spain and Latin America. She is editor of Spain's 'Second Transition'? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (2011) and Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective (with Kerstin Hamann, 2008).

 

Alfonso Botti is Full Professor of Contemporary History in the College of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Co-director of the journal Spagna contemporanea, he is also on the scientific boards of several Spanish and Italian journals. His research trajectory is centered on the history of Catholicism, of the Church and of nationalisms in Spain. Most recently, he published La questione basca (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2003), Storia della Spagna democratica. Da Franco a Zapatero (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2006) with C. Adagio, Cielo y dinero (Alianza, Madrid, 2008) and edited Le patrie degli spagnoli (B. Mondadori, Milan, 2007), L'Ultimo franchismo (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2009) with M. Guderzo, Clero e guerre spagnole, 1808-1936 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2011) and Luigi Sturzo e gli amici spagnoli, Carteggi 1924-1951 (Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2012).

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Notes on Contributors

Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Political Change in Spain, from Zapatero to Rajoy

Bonnie N. Field and Alfonso Botti

2. The Long Adiós: The PSOE and the End of the Zapatero Era

Anna Bosco

3. From Opposition to Government: The Popular Party of Mariano Rajoy

Alfonso Botti

4. Governing Spain in Tough Times and in Minority: The Limits of Shifting Alliances

Bonnie N. Field

5. The State of Autonomies between the Economic Crisis and Enduring Nationalist Tensions

César Colino

6. Economic Reforms and the Labor Market: Zapatero's Endless Period in the Wilderness

Óscar Molina and Alejandro Godino

7. The Relationship between Unions and Zapatero's Government: From Social Pacts to General Strike

Kerstin Hamann

8. Youth Protests and the End of the Zapatero Government

Carmelo Adagio

9. The Spanish Catholic Church from the Zapatero Era to the Rajoy Government

Mireno Berrettini

10. Gender Equality Policymaking in Spain (2008-11): Losing Momentum

Celia Valiente

11. The Spanish Welfare State from Zapatero to Rajoy: Recalibration to Retrenchment

Eloísa del Pino

12. Conclusions

Alfonso Botti and Bonnie N. Field

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137306616
Author:
Field, Bonnie N. (edt)
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Field, Bonnie N.
Author:
Field, Bonnie N., Dr
Author:
Botti, Alfonso
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
American Government/National
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w tables, 2 figures
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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