By Inbal Ofer

The current publication analyzes the connection among inner migration, urbanization and democratization in Spain through the interval of basic Francisco Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975) and Spain's transition to democracy (1975-1982). in particular, the e-book explores the creation and administration of city house as one kind of political and social repression less than the dictatorship, and the chance posed to the authentic city making plans regimes by way of the phenomenon of mass squatting (chabolismo).

The becoming physique of modern literature that analyzes the position of local institutions inside Spain's transition to democracy, issues to the significance and radicalism of institutions that shaped inside squatters' settlements equivalent to Orcasitas in Madrid, Otxarkoaga in Bilbao or Somorrostro and el Camp de l. a. Bota in Barcelona. besides the fact that, fairly little is understood in regards to the formation of group lifestyles in those neighborhoods in the course of the Fifties, and in regards to the ways that the fight to manage and type city house sooner than Spain's transition to democracy generated particular notions of democratic citizenship among populations missing in earlier coherent ideological commitment.

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