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


  • Blakeley, Georgina


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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  • Blakeley, Georgina, 2008. "Politics as Usual? The Trials and Tribulations of the Law of Historical Memory in Spain," Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, Entelequia y Grupo (Universidad de Málaga), issue 7, pages 315-330, Monograph.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2008:i:7:p:315-330

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