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Title: Comparing local transitions in Southern Europe: center-periphery relations and governors in the South of Spain and Portugal, 1970-1980
Authors: Almeida, M. A.
Alberca, J. P.
Keywords: Southern Europe
Local administration
Centre-periphery relations
Transition processes
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Universidade de Lisboa
Series/Report no.: 2
Abstract: This article focuses on a comparative history of civil governors in Spain and Portugal, particularly on the role played by governors in the transitional processes in the South of each country. Two data bases of governors have been made available, one for Portugal and another for Spain. Our research pays special attention to governors’ political profiles and their relations with the central government and local powers. Eight Spanish provinces (Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Sevilla) and five Portuguese districts (Beja, Évora, Faro, Portalegre and Setúbal) were analysed. Our conclusions emphasise the need to consider the local dimension to better understand democratisation processes.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.31447/as00032573.2020235.01
ISSN: 0003-2573
Appears in Collections:CIES-RN - Artigos em revistas científicas nacionais com arbitragem científica

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