Dr. Christopher Hill is currently Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nottingham. Dr. Hill’s primary area of research is Spanish politics and the nature of its democratic system.
2007 0-7734-5395-4 This book seeks to analyze the specific role elite actors played in the process of Spain’s democratic transition, thereby demonstrating the influence of individuals in creating political change. Though utilizing Spain as a case study, the nature of the analysis allows for the findings to be applied to democratic transitions as a general political process and not simply constrained to the example in question. This work does not purport to have created nor established a paradigm with which to fully comprehend democratic transitions, but an attempt has been made to produce a theoretical approach capable of addressing questions previously unanswered. The work also offers an historical overview of Spain’s democratic transition.