This volume analyzes the evolution of selected public policies and the changing roles and structure of the state in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain since the 1960s. It makes a major contribution to work on recent democratic regime transition in southern Europe, demonstrating how the state has responded and adapted to the challenges and pressures associated with the overarching processes of democratization, socio-economic development, and Europeanization.
1. Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe ; 2. The Welfare State and Democracy: On the Development of Social Security in Southern Europe ; 3. Social Policy, Democracy, and Citizenship in Southern Europe ; 4. Democratic Consolidation, Judicial Reform, and the Judicialization of Politics in Southern Europe ; 5. Old Problems and New Challenges: The Enduring and Changing Functions of Southern European State Bureaucracies ; 6. Multi-Level Governance and the Transformation of Regional Mobilization and Identity in Southern Europe, With Particular Attention to Catalonia and the Basque Country ; 7. The Environment, Socioeconomic Transformation, and Political Change in the New Southern Europe ; 8. Democratic and Economic Consolidation in Southern Europe ; 9. Conclusion