Alcala Zamora and the Failure of the Spanish Republic, by Stanley Payne

By Stanley Payne

the second one Spanish Republic (1931-36) used to be the one new liberal democratic regime to emerge in Europe throughout the Nineteen Thirties. Historians, in spite of the fact that, have targeted totally on the Civil warfare of 1936-39 that undefined, devoting less consciousness to the parliamentary regime that preceded it. This publication offers with the heritage and failure of the democratic polity in Spain via a close exam of the projects of its president, Niceto Alcala Zamora. As civil servant, attorney, flesh presser and author, by means of 1931 he had turn into probably the most winning males of Spain. He performed the prime position within the downfall of the monarchy and the inauguration of the Republic, which he served for 8 months as preliminary major minister after which because the first president. Stanley Payne's research argues that the failure of the Republic was once now not inevitable yet relied on the coverage offerings of its president and the main occasion leaders. Alcala Zamora's professed target used to be to "center the Republic," stabilizing the hot regime whereas fending off extremes, yet he failed altogether during this venture. The structure of 1931 stipulated the "double accountability" of parliamentary govt either to the president and to a vote casting majority. even though Alcala Zamora resisted robust efforts from the left to cancel the result of the 1st absolutely democratic elections in 1933, he for this reason used his powers recklessly, making and unmaking governments at will, refusing to allow general functioning of parliament. this primary serious scholarly account of the presidency of Alcala Zamora casts new gentle at the failure of democracy in interwar Europe and at the origins of the Spanish Civil War.

Show description

Read or Download Alcala Zamora and the Failure of the Spanish Republic, 1931-1936 (Sussex Studies in Spanish History) PDF

Similar biographies of presidents & heads of state books

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 7: 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814: 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814

The 526 files published during this quantity run from 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814. in this interval Jefferson studies the extant resources at the 1765 Stamp Act problem to assist William Wirt, a Patrick Henry student; files his principally confident impressions of George Washington; and updates a interpreting checklist for legislation scholars that he had firstly drawn up 40 years previous.

Barack O'Liberal: The Education of President Obama

Assessment: Fact-filled, funny, and meticulously researched (1,235 endnotes), this is often the definitive booklet on President Obama’s schooling on the faculties that formed him and his politics: Punahou, Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard legislations institution (six chapters on Harvard Law). Written via a libertarian/conservative with a JD/MBA, this publication skewers Obama's full-immersion liberal schooling with proof, common sense, and humor.

Lincoln and Grant: The Westerners Who Won the Civil War

Lincoln and furnish is an intimate dual-portrait of President Abraham Lincoln and common Ulysses S. provide: their traditional "Western" backgrounds, their early struggles to be successful, and their history-making dating through the Civil warfare. notwithstanding ordinarily remembered via historical past as very diverse personalities, the soft-spoken Lincoln and often-crude furnish in reality shared the same force and resolution, as this in-depth personality research illustrates.

Lenin: Vorgänger Stalins (German Edition)

Lenin - Schlüssel zum Verständnis eines JahrhundertsLenin - ein Fanatiker und Putschist, ein Visionär und Held? Wolfgang Ruge geht in dieser außergewöhnlichen politischen Biografie dem Phänomen Lenin nach, zeigt ihn in seiner Widersprüchlichkeit und trifft damit nicht nur die persönliche Tragik des Revolutionärs, sondern die Tragik der sozialen Revolution überhaupt.

Additional info for Alcala Zamora and the Failure of the Spanish Republic, 1931-1936 (Sussex Studies in Spanish History)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 31 votes