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Author Costa, Raphael, author.

Title From dictatorship to democracy in twentieth-century Portugal / Raphael Costa.

Published London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 271 pages)
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgement; Contents; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction: Lourinhã in€the€History of€Portugal and€Europe's Twentieth Century; Notes; Chapter 2: Government, Citizens, and€Agricultural Modernization in€the€Late Twentieth Century; Notes; Chapter 3: Economic Development, Infrastructure, Civil Society, and€the€Rural World in€the€Age of€Mass Tourism; Notes; Chapter 4: Lourinhã's Cooperatives as€Agents of€Development; Notes; Chapter 5: Electricity, Water and€Civic Organization for€Infrastructure; Notes; Chapter 6: A European Lourinhã; Notes.
Chapter 7: Conclusion: Lourinhã-Portugal-EuropeNotes; Archives and€Archival Collections Consulted; Bibliography ; Published Primary Sources; Conference Papers; Secondary Sources; Index.
Summary This book examines Portugal's transition from dictatorship to democracy by focusing on Lourinhã's urbanization and economic development since 1966. Since 1966, Lourinhã's urban landscape has transformed as Portugal democratized. From a rural town with little infrastructure and few institutions in 1966, Lourinhã emerged by 2001 as a modern European town. This work highlights key areas of economic and urban development and argues that Lourinhã's political culture became more institutional, creating a withering expectation of citizen participation in local development, as Portugal transitioned from dictatorship to democracy. Raphael Costa asks whether Portugal was on the path towards democracy before 1974, and if the rapid shift to democracy was the blessing it appeared to be by the 1990s. Did democratization ultimately disenfranchise the Portuguese in important ways? This work uses Lourinhã's development as an example of the Portuguese experience to argue that the Carnation Revolution, although a watershed in Portugal's politico-cultural evolution, should not be understood as the moment when democracy came to Portugal.
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Subject Democratization -- Portugal -- History.
Economic development -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- Portugal -- History -- 20th century.
Portugal -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Lourinhã (Portugal) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137583680