António Costa Pinto (edited by)

Modern Portugal

Palo Alto ,  SPOSS

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This book depicts the significant and successful processes of change that Portugal has undergone in the last three decades. There has been political change, marked by the end of the forty-eight years of dictatorial rule and by the consolidation of democracy. There has also been a shift in Portugal's international relations, with the delayed collapse of its colonial empire and the country's integration into the European Union. Economic and social change have been important, too: Portugal has developed into a thoroughly modern country, with a deepened commitment to democracy and demonstrable self-confidence in a world of rapidly shifting political and economic alignments. Of interest to the general reader as well as the specialist, Modern Portugal is unique in providing a succint but penetrating analysis of contemporary Portugal. Essays written by eminent academics explore a wide spectrum of topics: the evolution and nature of Portuguese democracy, international relations, economic development, social change and the role of women, patterns of emigration, issues of cultural identity, and characteristics of twentieth-century Portuguese literature and art.

2nd Edition in paperback, 2000.

Portuguese and spanish version: António Costa Pinto (ed.), Portugal Contemporâneo, Madrid, Sequitur, 2000.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures


1. Twentieth-Century Portugal: An Introduction

António Costa Pinto

2. The Colonial Empire

Valentim Alexandre

3. Between Africa and Europe: Portuguese Foreign Policy, 1890-1986

Nuno Severiano Teixeira

4. Salazarism and Economic Development in the 1930s and 1940s: Industrialization Without Agrarian Reform

Fernando Rosas

5. The Portuguese Economy: From Salazarism to the European Community

José Maria Brandão de Brito

6. The Development of Portuguese Democracy

Manuel Braga da Cruz

7. The Armed Forces and Democracy

Maria Carrilho

8. Society and Values

João Ferreira de Almeida

9. Engendering Portugal: Social Change, State Politics, and Women's Social Mobilization

Virgínia Ferreira

10. Portuguese Emigration After World War II

Maria Ionnis B. Baganha

11. Cultural Myths and Portuguese National Identity

Nuno G. Monteiro and António Costa Pinto

12. Portuguese Contemporay Literature

João Camilo dos Santos

13. Portuguese Art in the Twentieth Century

João Pinharanda

14. Learning from the Portuguese Experience: Some Quick Conclusions About Some Long Processes

Nancy Bermeo



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