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Political Economy of Spain
Essay Question: Critically assess the claim that the Spanish state is an example of a neo-corporatist state.
*Please refer to the Level 6 instructions VERY IMPORTANT
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*Include authors in the core readings but also authors from your own research and additional readings.
*When you outline your main argument, always back up authors but also with your personal opinion.
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*Include readings below in order to achieve a better quality paper research but also ideas from other books not listed below.
*Make sure your argument is clear and consistent making sure that you say WHAT YOU’RE ARGUING FOR and stick to the question. Do not put your own title in the essay!
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*Make sure that you consistently take a theoretical approach/school of though
Essential Reading
Martinez-Alier, J. and Roca, J. (1987). ‘Spain after Franco: From Corporatist Ideology to Corporatist Reality’, International Journal of Political Economy, 17(4)
Heywood, P. (1998). ‘Power diffusion or concentration? In search of the Spanish policy process’, West European Politics, 21(4): 103-123
Atentas, J.M (2016), ‘Podemos and the Spanish political crisis’, Labor History, Nov 2016, pp. 1-22.
Further Reading
Albarracin, J. (994). La gran noche neoliberal. Madrid: ICARIA
Chari, R.S. (1998). ‘Spanish Socialists, Privatising the Right Way?’, West European Politics, 21(4): 163-179
Ellwood (1976). ‘The Working Class under the Franco Regime’, P. Preston (ed.), Spain in crisis. Hassocks: Harvester.
Giner, S. (1982). ‘Political Economy, Legitimation and the State in Southern Europe’, The British Journal of Sociology, 33(2): 172-199
Giner, S. and Sevilla, E. (1980). ‘From Despotism to Parliamentarism: Class Domination and Political Order in the Spanish State’, R. Scase The State in Western Europe, London: Croom Helm
Jessop, B. (1977) ‘Recent Theories of the Capitalist State’. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 1(3): 353-373
Harman, C. (1998). The fire last time, 1968 and after. London: Bookmarks. Ch. 15
Heywood, P. (1995). The Government and Politics of Spain. London: MacMillan Press. Ch.10
Holman, O. (1996). Integrating Southern Europe. London: Routledge
Jessop, B. (2002). The Future of the Capitalist State. Cambridge: Polity Press
Jones, R.J.B. (2000). The World Turned Upside Down: Globalization and the Future of the Nation State, Manchester: Manchester University Press. Sections 21-57, 69, 92, 99, 112.
Martinez-Lucio, M. and Blyton, P. (1995). ‘Constructing the Post-Fordist State? The Politics of Labour Market Flexibility in Spain’, West European Politics, 18.
Navarro, V. (1989) ‘Politicalde Reconversion Industrial en Espana’, Informacion Comercial Espanola, Enero: 45-69
Perez, S.A. (2000). ‘From Decentralization to Reorganisation. Explaining the Return to National Bargaining in Italy and Spain’, Comparative Politics, 32 (4)
Perez Diez, V. (1984). ‘Politicas economicas y pautas sociales en la Espana de la transicion:
Petras, J.F. (1990).’Spanish Socialism: On the Road to Marvella’, Crime, Law, and Social Change, 14: 189-217
Rigby, M. and Lawlor, T. (1994). ‘Spanish trade unions 1986-1994; life after national agreements’, Industrial Relations Journal, 25(4) (good introductory text)
Royo, S. (2002). ‘A New Century of Corporatism? Corporatism in Spain and Portugal’, West European Politics, 25(3): 77-104
Share, D. (1988). ‘Spain: Socialists as Neoliberals’, Socialist Review.
Share, D. (1988b). ‘Dilemmas of Social Democracy in the 1980s. The Spanish Socialist Workers Party in Comparative Perspectives’, Comparative Political Studies, 21(3): 408-435
Share, D. (1987). ‘Two Transitions: Democratisation and the Evolution of the Spanish Socialist Left’, Comparative Political Studies, 19(4): 525-548
Shonfield, A. (1965) Modern Capitalism. Oxford: OUP, 121-192
Taylor, P.J. (1994) ‘The State as Container: Territoriality in the Modern World-System’, Progress in Human Geography, 18(2): 151-162
Tilly, C. (1992). Coercion, Capital and European States AD 990-1990, Oxford: Blackwell. Chs 1,2,3

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