chapter  5
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The Theory and Practice of Transitions: Struggle for a New Politics in Southern Europe

This concluding chapter begins with a summary of the emphases that Pou­ lantzas gave to each case study and how his analysis related to ensuing po­ litical and economic developments. This includes a comparison of the case studies, with attention to similarities and differences in the experiences of Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Finally, we examine several questions that emanate from our understanding, and assess the prospects for socialism and Marxism in contemporary Europe.