© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. All rights are reserved. The Spanish Constitution (SC) of 1978 represents the advent of democracy in Spain after a long dictatorship and also the construction of a politically decentralised state, the so-called State of Autonomies, formed by the central government, 17 autonomous communities (ACs), and 2 autonomous cities. The territorial decentralisation process in Spain has dismantled a traditionally centralist state, has occurred in parallel with the consolidation of democracy, and moreover has coincided with the integration of Spain in 1986 in the European Union.
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|The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain
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|Published - 1 Nov 2013