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Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Richard Gunther, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos


This book is the fourth in a five-volume series examining the cultural, economic, political, and social changes that have transformed Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) in the final three decades of the 20th century. Like the preceding three volumes, it examines the impact of three powerful transformative forces that, in general, have eroded away the “exceptional” status of these countries and moved them toward the mainstream of Western industrialized societies: democratization, socioeconomic modernization, and Europeanization. Four public policy sectors (taxation, environmen ... More

Keywords: public policy, democratization, democratic consolidation, Europeanization, socioeconomic modernization, convergence, approximation, Southern European exceptionalism, social welfare, decentralization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199202812
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Gunther, editor
Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University
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P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, editor
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Athens

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, editor
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Athens
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