The Europeanization of Portuguese Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2012), edited by Nuno Severiano Teixeira and António Costa Pinto.
Following the recent publication of The Europeanization of Portuguese Democracy, we invited the editors to launch the volume at King’s College.
Driven primarily by political concerns to secure democracy, Portugal’s accession to the EU in 1986 also served as a catalyst for dynamic economic development following a complex process of democratization and the decolonization of Europe’s last empire. This book analyzes how the European Union has helped shape the political process in Portugal on key institutions, elites, and citizens’ attitudes.
Nuno Severiano Teixeira is a professor of international relations and director of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations, New University of Lisbon. He holds a doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence. He has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University and, from 2006 to 2009, was Portugal’s minister of defense. He has published extensively on Portuguese foreign policy and on military history, including: L’entrée du Portugal dans la Grande Guerre: objectifs nationaux et stratégies politiques (1998). He co-edited Southern Europe and the making of the European Union (2002); and edited The international politics of democratization (2008).
António Costa Pinto is a Research professor at Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. He holds a doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (1993) and Georgetown University (2004), and a senior visiting fellow at Princeton University (1996) and at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He has co-edited recently Southern Europe and the Making of the European Union (2002); Ruling Elites and Decision-Making in Fascist-Era Dictatorships (2009); and Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism. The “Politics of the Past in Southern European Democracies (2011).
Organised by the Camões Centre with the Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais, New Universiy of Lisbon (IPRI/UNL)
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