Readership: General readers and students interested in contemporary Spain, particularly its economy and current politics, European economy, and Spanish history
William Chislett is a journalist based in Madrid. He covered Spain's transition to democracy (1975-78) for The Times of London and was later the Mexico correspondent for the Financial Times (1978-84). He writes about Spain for the Elcano Royal Institute, which has published three books of his on the country, and he has a weekly column in the online newspaper El Imparcial.
"Chislett has produced a concise yet nuanced account of the history of Spain...[He] succcinctly shows how the nineteeth-century Carlist wars spawned a political culture that weakened Spain's civil society during the decades that followed." - The Times Literary Supplement
LIST OF TABLES
POLITICAL MAP OF SPAIN
1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND : 711-1939
2 THE FRANCO REGIME: 1939-75
3 THE TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY: 1975-82
4 THE SOCIALIST ERA: 1982-96
5 THE RETURN OF THE RIGHT: 1996-2004
6 THE SOCIALISTS STRIKE BACK: 2004-11
7 WHAT LIES AHEAD?
RESULTS OF GENERAL ELECTIONS, 1977-2011
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