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The Politics of Memory and Democratization$
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Alexandra Barahona De Brito, Carmen Gonzalez Enriquez, and Paloma Aguilar

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240906

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199240906.001.0001

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Settling Accounts With the Past in a Troubled Transition to Democracy: The Portuguese Case

Settling Accounts With the Past in a Troubled Transition to Democracy: The Portuguese Case

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(p.65) 2 Settling Accounts With the Past in a Troubled Transition to Democracy: The Portuguese Case
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The Politics of Memory and Democratization
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António Costa Pinto

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240906.003.0003

The military coup of 25 April 1974 in Portugal initiated the ‘third wave’ of democratic transitions in southern Europe. The transition and subsequent process of democratic consolidation evolved in various stages, each with a corresponding phase of ‘transitional truth and justice’ initiatives and counter-initiatives: the first stage, from 1974 to 1976, was the ‘revolutionary’ period, comprising the downfall of the regime and the crisis of state that followed; the second stage, between 1976 and 1982, was a period of ‘normalization’, constitutionalization and incipient democratic consolidation; during the third stage, from 1982 onwards, the process of democratic consolidation has proceeded apace. This chapter examines these stages in different sections: Introduction; A Portuguese Settling of Accounts; The Purge Process; The Dual Legacy Discourse and the Consolidation of Democracy; and Conclusion.

Keywords:   constitutionalization, democratic consolidation, democratization, justice, military coup, Portugal, purges, transitional democracy, truth and justice

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