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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
"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