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. New to the paperback edition is an epilogue reflecting on the implications for Portugal EU membership and the Eurozone crisis.
Ronald H. Chilcote is professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Riverside.
Preface: Portugal and Comparative Inquiry Introduction Chapter 1: Capitalism and the Bourgeois Revolution Part I: State Forms, Enterprise, and Continuity in the Consolidation of Capitalism Chapter 2: Origins and Evolution of the State Chapter 3: Economic Groups, Public Enterprises, and Multinationals: Links to the State Chapter 4: Continuity of the State in the Political Economy Part II: Class and Movement in the Struggle for a Socialist Transition and Popular Democracy Chapter 5: Class and Movement in the Struggle for a Socialist Transition and Popular Democracy Chapter 6: The April 25 Coup Chapter 7: Institutional Conflict and the MFA Chapter 8: The New Popular and Social Movements Chapter 9: Social Classes in Struggle Chapter 10: Legacies of the Revolution Chapter 11: The Aftermath Conclusion: Assessment and Implications