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The Max Planck Handbooks in European Public Law: Volume I: The Administrative State edited by Cassese, Sabino; von Bogdandy, Armin; Huber, Peter (8th June 2017)

11 Evolution and Gestalt of the Spanish State

Eduardo García de Enterría, Ignacio Borrajo Iniesta

From: The Max Planck Handbooks in European Public Law: Volume I: The Administrative State

Edited By: Sabino Cassese, Armin von Bogdandy, Peter Huber

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 May 2019

This chapter looks at Spanish administrative law and its history and characteristics. Spain's administrative law was created in a context of political chaos and economic hardship. These elements were a constant in the history of the country for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The chapter looks further back, however, by looking at the genesis of the Spanish political system from the fifteenth century until the liberal revolution of the nineteenth century. In particular, the vagaries of the nineteenth century and the inability to cope with the demands of the twentieth century explain certain defining features of Spanish administrative law.

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