Securing Democracy: Political Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe
Psychology Press, 1990 - Ecology - 227 pages
Provides the first systematic comparative analysis of Southern Europe's development towards democratic consolidation, looking particularly at Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
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