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Transition from authoritarian rule and democratic consolidation: The electoral nexus. An ecological study of the Spanish general elections 1977-2000
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2006-09-23)
The research questions posed in the dissertation are related to our understanding of the role played by elections during processes of transition from authoritarianism and the subsequent consolidation of democratic rule. In this, the lessons drawn from the Spanish experience after the demise of the Franco dictatorship in 1975 are assessed. Various researchers have pointed to the fact that the political ...