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Evaluating Spain's Reparation Law

Blakeley, Georgina (2012). Evaluating Spain's Reparation Law. Democratization, 20(2) pp. 240–259.

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The Reparation approved on 26 December 2007 is the latest link in a chain of reparatory measures from the earliest days of Spain's transition to democracy to deal with the legacy of the Civil War and the Francoist dictatorship. Numerous articles have analysed the historical memory movement and the reasons behind the timing and scope of Spain's reckoning with the past. This literature presents the case of Spain as a counterpoint to the received wisdom of the transitional justice literature that successful democratization requires reconciliation. This article contributes to the specific literature on Spain, and the wider transitional justice literature, by focusing on an area which has not yet been analysed: the ‘co-construction’ and content of the Law. Through a comparison of the draft bill and the final Law, this article fills this gap.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1743-890X
Keywords: Reparation Law; Civil War; Spain; Franco; transitional justice
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 34743
Depositing User: Georgina Blakeley
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 15:54
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 10:01
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