The Portuguese revolution state and class in the transition to democracy

Chilcote, Ronald H

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  • Creator Ronald H. Chilcote
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (345 p.)
  • ISBNs 074256794X, 0742567923, 9780742567948, 0742567931, 1282479539, 9780742567924, 9786612479533
  • OCLC ocn659563650, ocn440282343


  • Building on decades of research, leading scholar Ronald H. Chilcote provides a definitive analysis of the 1974-1975 Portuguese revolution, which captured global attention and continues to resonate today. His study revisits a key historical moment to explain the revolution and its aftermath through periods of authoritarianism and resistance as well as representative and popular democracy. Exploring the intertwined themes of class, state, and hegemony, Chilcote builds a powerful framework for understanding the Portuguese case as well as contemporary political economy worldwide.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface: Portugal and Comparative Inquiry; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 01. Capitalism and the Bourgeois Revolution; PART I: STATE FORMS, ENTERPRISE, AND CONTINUITY IN THE CONSOLIDATION OF CAPITALISM; Chapter 02. Origins and Evolution of the State; Chapter 03. Economic Groups, Public Enterprises, and Multinationals: Links to the State; Chapter 04. Continuity of the State in the Political Economy; PART II: CLASS AND MOVEMENT IN THE STRUGGLE FOR A SOCIALIST TRANSITION AND POPULAR DEMOCRACY; Chapter 05. The April 25 Coup
  • Chapter 06. Institutional Conflict and the MFAChapter 07. The New Popular and Social Movements; Chapter 08. Social Classes in Struggle; Chapter 09. Legacies of the Revolution; Chapter 10. The Aftermath; Conclusion: Assessment and Implications; Epilogue: Portugal and the European Crisis; Acronyms; Interviews; References; Index; About the Author; About the Book
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