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  • Spanish Lessonsby Derek Lambert

    Crown/Archetype 2000; US$ 19.00

    As Lambert and his wife set about restoring their moldering casita on Spain?s Mediterranean Costa Blanca and learning to live the life of Spanish villagers, he introduces us to a nation far removed from the matadors, tapas bars, and sangria swillers. He uncovers the ?real? Spain?a nation of passionate, eccentric, often contradictory, but always... more...

  • Gibraltarby Peter Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00

    The year 2004 marks three hundred years since Britain took possession of Gibraltar, a rocky promontory at the foot of the Iberian Peninsula sometimes referred to as 'The Rock'. Gibraltar: British or Spanish? provides a detailed study of the attempts that have been made by Spain, especially since 1984 when Britain and Spain signed an agreement to... more...

  • Nationalism, Violence and Democracyby Ludger Mees

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 175.00

    Ludger Mees offers the first comprehensive study of one of Europe's most protracted ethnic conflicts. He carefully analyzes both the historical roots of the conflict and its later growing violent dimension. Special attention is paid to the framing of a new opportunity structure during the 1990s, which facilitated the first serious, but ultimately... more...

  • Catalan Nationalismby Montserrat Guibernau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Are the Catalans content with the outcome of the Spanish transition to democracy? Is there a future for Catalan nationalism within the EU? How does globalization impact upon the survival and development of nations without states such as Catalonia? Will increasing numbers of immigrants transform regional identities? Has devolution fostered secessionism... more...

  • Territory and Terrorby Jan Mansvelt Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 198.00

    All Basque interpretations of national power have resulted in an uneasy mix of often fragmented and conflicting territorial identifications. Basques can identify themselves with France, Spain or an imagined Basque nation state. Territory and Terror confronts the imagined and actual territorial dimensions of nationalism, shedding new light on... more...

  • Freedom for Catalonia?by John Hargreaves

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    In-depth analysis of the political and cultural impact of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. more...

  • Spainby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 39.00

    In the face of rapid population ageing and the trend towards early retirement, there is a need to promote better employment opportunities for older people. Much has been said about the need for reform of old-age pensions and early retirement schemes but this may not be sufficient to significantly raise employment rates for older people or to reduce... more...

  • Democratic Spainby Richard Gillespie; Fernando Rodrigo; Jonathan Story

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    Since the death of General Franco in 1975, Spain has emerged from relative isolation to play an active role in international affairs. Membership of the European Union and Nato have been keys to Spain's new prominence, although the country has also tried to build on its traditional "special relationships" with Latin America and the Arab world. This... more...

  • The Politics of Contemporary Spainby Sebastian Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    While Spain is now a well-established democracy closely integrated into the European Union, it has suffered from a number of severe internal problems such as corruption, discord between state and regional nationalism, and separatist terrorism. The Politics of Contemporary Spain charts the trajectory of Spanish politics from the transition to democracy... more...

  • Seville, Cordoba, and Granadaby Elizabeth Nash

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Spain's southern city of Seville basks in romantic myths and legends, evoking the scent of jasmine and orange blossom. But there is an ascetic core to its sybaritic spirit. For all their fame as passionate performers, the poet Unamuno called Sevillanos "finos y frios"-refined and cool. Once Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis, bridging cultures... more...