This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European state, fully democratic and with a well-functioning market economy, under strain from the Eurozone Sovereign Debt crisis. It explains how domestic developments and external factors have combined to shape Spain's international relations, assessing the impact of EU membership and providing an example of how middle powers can pursue their foreign policy objectives in the international system. The authors explore a range of topics including:
Defence and security
Economy and development
Spanish policy towards the EU, the United States, Latin America, the Mediterranean, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Spanish politics and history, European Union studies, foreign policy, international relations and security studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"We have in front of us an essential work that has the potential to [...] consolidate a newly ambitious line of research and reflection [on Spanish foreign policy]."
- Jose Manuel Saenz Rotko, Universidad Pontificia Comillas