Catholic Roots and Democratic Flowers: Political Systems in Spain and Portugal


Wiarda and Mott provide a provocative analysis of the political systems of Spain and Portugal. They place the two Iberian nations in comparative perspective and suggest that the Spanish-Portuguese pattern of modernization is distinctive. They analyze Spanish and Portuguese historical development as well as contemporary transitions to democracy.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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