The economic role of the State on the Spanish democratization and "development" process. A case of success?



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Braña Pino, Francisco Javier and Molero Zayas, José (2017) The economic role of the State on the Spanish democratization and "development" process. A case of success? [ Occasional Paper; nº 02, 2017, ISSN: 2530-0849 ] (Unpublished)

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This paper analyses and discusses, from a political economy perspective, the long period of the Spanish economy, starting at the end of the Civil War and ending in 1993, being our final goal to establish whether what happened in that period of time in Spain can be characterized as a “success.” The analysis is initiated in 1936 when a military uprising led by General Franco, successfully won a civil war and becoming in a military dictatorship regime, which extended itself until 1975. After the dead of General Franco in 1975, though with much pain, a transition to a democratic regimen was initiated, being a first millstone the new Constitution of 1978. Since then the new regime was associated to an economic development with no precedents, despite economic and political crisis periods. We end in 1993, when a cycle or sub-period is over, a new economic crisis starts and Spain culminates its entrance at the European Union and, particularly, at the Monetary and Economic Union what, as it is well known, means the assumption of the Euro as a currency with a substantial change on the political and social policies role.

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This paper was prepared for presentation at the workshop “State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain (Vol. II). Rise and Fall of the Developmental State 1930-1990”, held at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), Princeton University, January 20th-21st 2017.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Political economy; Spanish economy; Civil War; Constitution of 1978; Political crisis; Euro
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Depressions
Series Name:Occasional Paper
ID Code:45083
Deposited On:17 Nov 2017 11:59
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 12:48

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