The politics of Francoism; forgoing the Francoist State, 1936-1950; Francoism triumphant, 1939-1950; the search for continuity and consolidation, 1951-1966; the policies of Francoism; the political economy of Francoism; culture and society under Francoism; the international relations of Francoism; after Franco - the transition to democracy and the legacy of Francoism.
Although born during the inter-war period of Fascism, the Franco regime managed to survive into the predominantly liberal-democratic era of Western Europe after 1945. The book takes as its major theme the complex and changing relationship between the internal structures of dictatorship and civil society.
Jean Grugel is Professor Politics at the University of Sheffield,
Tim Rees is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, UK
The best and most up-to-date coverage of the Franco regime for a student market. Professor Martin Blinkhorn, Lancaster University, an invaluable source for students [and] a thorough synthesis of recent historical analysis. English Historical Review excellent accounts of the socio-economic and cultural change under Franco's Spain and provides a much needed overview of Francoism, which will be widely read on undergraduate courses and by scholars of modern Spain. European History Quarterly well-written and well-presented students will love this book, with its useful bibliographies and clearly presented accounts. Readers with perhaps a more general interest in Spain will appreciate the easy structure of the book which guides the reader without losing a sense of the themes woven throughout the book. Democratizizcilion an invaluable text. Political Studies An invaluable source for students..a thorough synthesis of recent historical analysis.. The English Historical Review Excellent accounts of socio-economic and cultural change under Franco's Spain provides a much needed general overview of Francoism, which will be widely read on undergraduate courses and by scolars of modern Spain European History Quaterly Well-written and well-presented Students will love this book, with its useful bibliographies and clearly presented account Readers with perhaps a more general interest in Spain will appreciate easy structure of the book which guides the reader without losing a sense of the themes woven throughout the book. Democratzation This is invaluable text Political Studies Admirably wide-ranging up-to-date critical survey of the Franco regime History This impressive short history is an ideal introduction to an important, and ultimately unsuccessful challenge to liberal democracy in western Europe Political Studies Such a well-written book, which brings together the politics, economics, and cultureof Francoism is extremely welcome. English Historical Review Crisp masterly volume, provides a clear and convincing account of the Franco regime. Foreign Affairs An accessible and scholarly introduction to a period of recent Spanish history. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies