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The Return of Civil Society

The Emergence of Democratic Spain

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$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674766891

Publication Date: 01/21/1998



A humane, subtle, and splendidly informative study of recent Spanish history, with important observations about the critical role of civil society in the political triumphs and failures of other countries. A greatly rewarding and rare example of the complementarity of sociological and historical interpretations of political change.—Fritz Stern, Foreign Affairs

The Return of Civil Society…is a book that can only be described as magisterial. It moves easily and successfully along the boundaries of history, political science, and sociology, presenting a carefully crafted argument about the democratization of Spain while reflecting intelligently and provocatively on many other subjects.—Eusebio Mujal-Leon, American Political Science Review

A decade from now, when scholars evaluate whether the debate over civil society revised our conventional assumptions, I am confident that Pérez-Díaz’s book will be mentioned as having moved us closer to our goal.—Carlos A. Forment, Contemporary Sociology

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