Jorge M. Fernandes, Pedro C. Magalhães, and António Costa Pinto (edited by)

The Oxford Handbook of Portuguese Politics

,  Oxford University Press

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 The Oxford Handbook of Portuguese Politics brings together the best scholars in the field offering an unrivalled coverage of the politics (broadly defined) of the country over the past 50 years. The Handbook includes eight sections. First, it looks at the past and present by making an overview of Portuguese political developments since democratization in the 1970s. Second, it looks at political institutions as the building blocks of Portuguese democracy. The third section examines mass politics and voters, that is, a thorough analysis of the demand-side of mass politics. The fourth section turns to the supply side of mass-politics by looking at parties and the party system. The fifth section looks at the Portuguese society by unpacking a plethora of societal aspects with direct implications for politics. The sixth section examines governance and public policies, with a view to understanding how a constellation of public policies has an impact on the quality of governance and in fostering well-being. The seventh section looks at Portugal and the European Union. The eighth and final section unpacks Portuguese foreign policy and defence.

Table of Contents

Past and Present

1:From Problematic Laggard to Star of the South? The Comparative Significance of the Portuguese Case

Robert M. Fishman

2:Democratization and its Legacies

António Costa Pinto and André Paris

3:Dealing with the Authoritarian Past

Filipa Raimundo

4:Social, Economic, and Demographic Change during the Portuguese Democracy (1974-2020)

Luciano Amaral

5:Empire and Decolonization in Portuguese Africa

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro

6:The Centre-Left and the Radical Left in Portuguese Democracy

André Freire

7:The Right and Far-Right in the Portuguese Democracy

Riccardo Marchi and André Azevedo Alves

Political Institutions

8:Semi-Presidentialism in Portugal: Academic Quarrels Amidst Institutional Stability

Octavio Amorim Neto

9:The Role of the Portuguese Parliament

Eunice Goes and Cristina Leston-Bandeira

10:Executive Politics

Pedro Silveira and Patrícia Silva

11:Judicial Politics in Portugal

Nuno Garoupa and Lydia Tiede

12:Electoral System

Jorge M. Fernandes

13:Bureaucracy and Public Administration

António F. Tavares

14:Decentralization and Local Politics

Filipe Teles

Mass Politics and Voters

15:Portuguese National Identity: Historical Constructions and Contemporary Expressions

José Sobral and Jorge Vala

16:Citizens and Politics: Support and Engagement

Pedro C. Magalhães

17:Election Campaigns

José Santana-Pereira

18:Voting Behaviour

Ignacio Lago

19:Electoral Turnout

João Cancela

20:Mass Media and Political Communication

Susana Salgado

Parties and Party System

21:Candidate Selection in Portugal

Carlos Jalali and Edalina Rodrigues Sanches

22:Political Elites and Executive Leadership

Pedro Tavares de Almeida

23:Political Parties and Party System

Fernando Bizzarro and Mafalda Pratas

24:Parties and Political Representation

Ana Maria Belchior and Conceição Pequito

25:Plus Ça Change? Party Regulation in Portugal (1974-2020)

Ingrid van Biezen and Fernando Casal Bértoa Society

26:Gender and Politics in Portugal

Ana Espírito-Santo and Ana Catalano Weeks

27:Interest Groups, Business Associations and Unions

Marco Lisi and João Loureiro

28:Emigration and Immigration in Portugal

João Carvalho

29:Movements at the Border. Conflict and Protest in Portugal

Guya Accornero and Pedro Ramos Pinto

30:The Relations Between the Catholic Church and the Political Arena in Portugal

Madalena Meyer Resende

31:Social and Economic Inequality

Carlos Farinha Rodrigues

Governance and Public Policies

32:The Portuguese Welfare State

Amílcar Moreira and Miguel Glatzer

33:Portuguese Labour Market Governance in Comparative Perspective

Alexandre Afonso

34:The Portuguese Macroeconomic Policy Framework

Fernando Alexandre and Pedro Bação

35:Education Policies

Ana Balcão Reis

36:Health Policies

Céu Mateus

37:Political Corruption in Portugal

Luís de Sousa and Susana Coroado

38:Taxation and Accountability at the Local Level

Mariana Lopes da Fonseca

39:Portugal and the Challenges of Economic Globalization

João Amador

Portugal and the European Union

40:Portugal and the European Monetary Union

Margarida Duarte

41:Portugal in the European Union: Chronicling a Transformative Journey

Laura Ferreira-Pereira

42:Politicising Europe: How It Affects Domestic Political Competition in Portugal

Marina Costa Lobo

43:Bailout Politics in Portugal (2008-2020)

Catherine Moury and Elisabetta De Giorgi

Foreign Policy and Defence

44:Portuguese Foreign Policy

Maria Raquel Freire

45:Portugal and Brazil

Andrés Malamud and Pedro Seabra

46:Portugal and Africa

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

47:Security and Geostrategy

Bruno Oliveira Martins and Daniel Pinéu

48:The Military and Defence Policies

Helena Carreiras

Contact Information

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