Monarchy and Democracy: The Political Role of King Juan Carlos in the Spanish Transition

  title={Monarchy and Democracy: The Political Role of King Juan Carlos in the Spanish Transition},
  author={Walther L. Bernecker},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={65 - 84}
  • W. L. Bernecker
  • Published 1 January 1998
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Almost all portrayals of Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy stress the importance of structural aspects: the economy and society, the army and the workforce, the Church and political parties, international relations and super-national pressures. Only a few studies examine the role of individual personalities. This article on the role of the king will not attempt to analyse all aspects of the dialectical problem of personality and structure in the transicion process. But the king… 

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