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This course provides a study of Spain's economic history from imperial times to the late twentieth century. The creation of a nation is followed all the way through from the loss of an empire, 19th century liberal reforms, Franco's dictatorship, the transition to democracy and modern integration within the European Union.
Some of the major topics addressed in the course include the causes and consequences of the decline of Imperial Spain, the formation of an integrated national economy, income redistribution and the development of modern political and economic systems and institutions.
- View the syllabus (45 hs. / 4.5 credits*)
These are just a few of the topics addressed in this course. Please take a look at the instructor’s syllabus for a complete description of the course contents.
- Spain and its empire in the 18th century
- Consequences of the lost empire
- The construction of a nation
- Dictatorship, republic and civil war
- Franco's autarky
- The Spanish miracle
- Transition to Democracy
- Spain and the European Union
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