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Politics as usual? The Trials and Tribulations of the Law of Historical Memory in Spain

Blakeley, Georgina (2008). Politics as usual? The Trials and Tribulations of the Law of Historical Memory in Spain. Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, 7 pp. 315–330.

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The aim of this article is to evaluate the Law of Historical Memory from a political perspective where politics is understood as "the art of the possible". It will be argued that the Law of Historical Memory is a product of the compromises which characterise the process of politics as usual in a functioning democracy. An analysis of the Law of Historical Memory, therefore, can illuminate the way in which politics functions in Spain today. Two main issues are focused on: the primacy of electoral considerations and the interaction between state and civil society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 12882
Depositing User: Georgina Blakeley
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2009 08:45
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 06:30
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