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

@article{Bernecker1998MonarchyAD,
  title={Monarchy and Democracy: The Political Role of King Juan Carlos in the Spanish Transition},
  author={Walther L. Bernecker},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1998},
  volume={33},
  pages={65 - 84}
}
  • W. L. Bernecker
  • Published 1 January 1998
  • History
  • 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… Expand
Modern Monarchs and Democracy: Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej and Juan Carlos of Spain
The history of democracy is typically a history of struggle against monarchs and other such autocrats. The elevation of one person over others by virtue of blood and birth has come to be seen asExpand
Judicial Review in Troubled Times: Stabilizing Democracy in a Second Best World
Debates over the role of judicial review in a constitutional democracy gravitate to one of two poles. Either the debates are framed in terms of the power of courts countering the outputs of aExpand
Performing a political shift: avant-garde music in Cold War Spain
In my thesis, Performing a Political Shift: Avant-Garde Music in Cold War Spain, I argue that towards the end of the 1950s the Spanish ultra-conservative regime of Francisco Franco started to promoteExpand
Soft power politics : the role of political foundations in Germany's foreign policy towards regime change in Spain, Portugal and South Africa 1974-1994
This thesis explores new analytical ground in analysing and describing power in the pursuit of Germany's postwar foreign policy, particularly during the Cold War era. With reference to Germany'sExpand
The expression of identity in Equatorial Guinean narratives (1994 - 2007)
Equatorial Guinea is the only former Spanish colony in Africa south of the Sahara. Consequently, the Spanish-language literature produced by its authors has been resistant to classification in bothExpand
Franco and the Spanish Monarchy: A Discourse Analysis of the ~ourist Guides Published by the Patrimonio
In Spain, there is one royal tourist attraction that eclipses all others in grandeur and historical importance. It is El Escorial, Philip 11's huge monastery retreat in the foothills of theExpand
Are the winds of change blowing in Spain?
This article offers a study of the cartoon coverage of King Juan Carlos I of Spain's accident during an elephant-hunting safari in Botswana, which enjoyed major coverage in the media. Using bothExpand
Spanish Security Forces, Anti-terrorism and the Internal and External Security of Spain, 1959–1992
There is a consensus in current literature and among Western European secret services that transnational organized crime, terrorism and human trafficking increased after 1989. These transnationalExpand
TODOS LOS NOMBRES DE LA TRANSICIÓN
Aunque la historia empirica de la transicion apenas se ha comenzado a escribir, sobre el proceso, las teorias politicas y los procedimientos se ha hablado y escrito mucho, por ello, estas nuevasExpand
The Alliance Market: American Security Relations Under Unipolarity
ii Acknowledgments iv Vita vi List of Figures xii List of Tables xiii Chapter 1 : INTRODUCTION 1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: THE ALLIANCE MARKET 7 Exchange in the Alliance Market 7 Nonmilitary Goods inExpand
...
1
2
...