The Quest for Survival After Franco: Moderate Francoism and the Slow Journey to the Polls, 1964-1977
This book engages with a central yet hitherto neglected dimension of the transition to democracy in Spain. It examines the emergence and development of Moderate Francoism from 1964, the year when the Law of Associations was introduced, until 1977, the year of the first democratic elections. The role of the reformists was one of the factors that made possible the dismantling of the dictatorship and was of crucial importance in making possible a bloodless transition to democracy. They acted as a bridge between the regime hard-liners and the democratic opposition, paving the way for King Juan Carlos to implement the 1976 Reform Law that swept away the structures of Francoism. Published in association with the Caņada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies.
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One The Historical Background
Two The Theoretical Right of Association 19641967
Three The Myth of Political Associations 19671969
Four The Positioning of the Reformists 19691973
Five The Positioning of the Reformists 19691973
Six The Beginning of a Long End 19731976
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