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Politics as Usual? The Trials and Tribulations of the Law of Historical Memory in Spain

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  • Blakeley, Georgina
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    The aim of this article is to evaluate the Law of Historical Memory from a political perspective where politics is understood as "the art of the possible". It will be argued that the Law of Historical Memory is a product of the compromises which characterise the process of politics as usual in a functioning democracy. An analysis of the Law of Historical Memory, therefore, can illuminate the way in which politics functions in Spain today. Two main issues are focused on: the primacy of electoral considerations and the interaction between state and civil society.

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    Article provided by Entelequia y Grupo Eumed.net (Universidad de Málaga) in its journal Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 7 (Monograph)
    Pages: 315-330

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    Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2008:i:7:p:315-330

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    Keywords: Historical memory; democratization; civil society;

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