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Contemporary Spain By Edited by Teresa Lawlor

Contemporary Spain
by Edited by Teresa Lawlor

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Provides an accessible single volume introduction to the political, economic and social developments in Spain since 1939. The text consists of essays in English and also a selection of texts in Spanish.
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Contemporary Spain: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics, Education and Employment and Society by Edited by Teresa Lawlor

Contemporary Spain provides an accessible single volume introduction to the political, economic and social developments in Spain since 1939. It combines original survey essays in English with authentic extracts from a variety of Spanish sources and specially developed language exercises. The material is located within the theme of modernisation in general, and Europeanisation in particular. The focus is not descriptive or institutional but seeks to relate the material to relevant debates and theoretical issues. Although the focus of the book is Post-Franco Spain, the transition and subsequent developments are placed in a historical context and elements of disjunction and continuity are identified. The essays in English assume little prior knowledge of contemporary Spain and provide authoritative introductions to the subject. The Spanish language texts have been carefully chosen to illustrate the themes discussed in the essays, and to provide the student with a range of authentic styles of written Spanish, and to broaden students' understanding of stylistic and grammatical features of French, as well as their comprehension and writing skills. The language exercises are pitched at a level appropriate to first and second year undergraduates. The book also contains a chronology covering the major developments in politics, economics, education, employment and society since 1939.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Politics in Contemporary Spain. The Francoist Past. The Transition to Democracy. Political Parties and the Electoral Process. The Regionist Question. Spanish Foreign Policy. Conclusion. Suggestions for further reading. Texts and Exercises. Part II: The Spanish Economy. Introduction. Stages in the Spanish Economy. The Primary Sector. Industry. Services. International trade and foreign investment. Regional Development. The Spanish economy in the late 1990s: the challenges of European convergence. Evaluation. Suggestions for further reading. Texts and exercises. Part III: Education and Employment in Spain. Introduction. Education. The Labour Market. Conclusion. Suggestions for further reading. Texts and exercises. Part IV: Contemporary Spanish Society. Introduction. Population. Social Class and Inequality. The Establishment of a system for scientific and technological research. Institutional and Cultural change. A Final note. Suggestions for further reading. Texts and exercises. Chronology. Index.

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GOR001172104
Contemporary Spain: Essays and Texts on Politics, Economics, Education and Employment and Society by Edited by Teresa Lawlor
Edited by Teresa Lawlor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1998-07-01
440
0582294223
9780582294226
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