Southern European democracies, under exam

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Roselló, 87-89, Barcelona
Wed 12 Oct · 18:30 - 20:00
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Southern European countries (Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal) have some common features that affect their political functioning: long authoritarian pasts, a strong role for the Church in their history, high levels of conflict and violence, weak civil societies and extensive corruption. 

How does this affect the democratic systems in these countries, have the democracies of the South managed to overcome these historical burdens, and do they assimilate with the more established democracies of Northern Europe?

On the other hand, is there a distinction to be made between different democratic developments within this group of countries, and is there, for example, an imprint due to the type of transition to democracy in each case? What are the specific features of Spanish democracy in this respect?

Robert Fishman, Cristina Monge and Josep Maria Vallès will discuss these questions, moderated by journalist Carme Colomina.

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