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Democratic Practice: Origins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Robert M. Fishman


This book offers a new way to conceptualize and study differences among democracies, focusing on political conduct and interaction as well as related taken-for-granted assumptions. With an empirical basis in a multimethod study of Portugal and Spain, pioneers in the worldwide turn to democracy that began in the 1970s, the argument identifies how political inclusion and equality vary substantially as a result of processes that the book theorizes: Nationally predominant forms of democratic practice constitute cultural legacies of the countries’ pathways to democracy during the 1970s. Whereas Por ... More

Keywords: political inclusion, political equality, democracy, democratization, culture and politics, historical legacies, Spain, Portugal, revolution, political culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190912871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert M. Fishman, author
Conex-Marie Curie Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Madrids Carlos III University