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The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain

Paul Kennedy


This book considers the most electorally successful political party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) which was in government for two of the three decades since it won office under Felipe González in 1982. Providing rich historical background, the book's main focus is on the period since General Franco's death in 1975 and charts Spain's modernisation under the PSOE, with a particular focus on the role played by European integration in this process. Covering events including the 2011 general election, the book is one of the most up-to-date works available in English and will ... More

Keywords: Spanish Socialist Party, PSOE, Social Democracy, Socialism, Spain, Rodríguez Zapatero, Centre-left

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074134
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Kennedy, author