Nuno S. Teixeira & António Costa Pinto (edited by)

The Europeanization of Portuguese Democracy

New York ,  SSM-Columbia University Press

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Driven primarily by political concerns to secure democracy, Portugal’s accession to the EU in 1986 also served as a catalyst for dynamic economic development following a complex process of democratization and the decolonization of Europe’s last empire. This book analyses how the European Union has helped shape the political process in Portugal on key institutions, elites, and its citizen’s attitudes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Portugal and European Integration, 1974-2010 7-26

Nuno Severiano Teixeira

2. Portuguese Political Elites and the European Union 27-60

João Pedro Ruivo, Diogo Moreira, António Costa Pinto and Pedro Tavares de Almeida

3. Governing from Lisbon or Governing from Brussels? Models and Tendencies of Europeanization of the Portuguese Government 61-84

Carlos Jalali

4. Implementing the Treaty of Lisbon: The Portuguese Parliament as an Actor in the European Legislative Arena 85-109

Madalena Meyer Resende and Maria Teresa Paulo

5. The Europeanization of the Portuguese Courts 111-138

Nuno Piçarra and Francisco Pereira Coutinho

6. The Europeanization of Portuguese Interest Groups? Trade Unions and Employers’ Organizations 139-182

Sebastián Royo

7. European Integration and Party Attachments: The Portuguese Case as an Example for New Democracies 183-224

André Freire

8. The Support for European Integration in Portugal: Dimensions and Trends 225-250

Pedro Magalhães

9. Conclusion: Europeanization and Democratization in Portugal – Brothers-in-Arms or Frères Ennemis? 251-261

Maarten Peter Vink

Contact Information

Antonio Costa Pinto   |
Institute of Social Sciences   |   Av. Professor Anibal Betencourt, 9   |   1600-189 Lisbon   |   Portugal