SP Mangen. Jo Campling, consultant ed
Palgrave (August 2001)
256pp £45 h/b
This book traces the evolution of the Spanish state: from the early 19th century to the current democracy negotiated from the mid-1970s, after the demise of the authoritarian regime under Franco. It investigates the differing positions of political parties, workers' movements and the key role played by the church and associated elites. It examines the situation of those Spaniards, and ethnic minorities, socially excluded from the benefits of economic growth.