Spanish Foreign Policy From A(znar) to Z(apatero)
In this paper, I will first provide a more detailed explanation of the March 11th bombings and Spanish foreign policy (specifically, as it relates to terrorism) both before and after the 2004 elections. To explain the change in Spain’s foreign policy, I will analyze it in terms of the main factors discussed in the foreign policy literature at the three levels of analysis: systemic, or Spain’s place in the global political system; domestic, specifically media, public opinion, domestic terrorism, history, and interest groups; and individual, the personalities of José María Aznar and Zapatero. Although the literature is almost entirely focused on the United States, the factors identified are transferable. However, while Congress is identified as an important foreign policy influence in the United States, I have chosen not to include the Spanish Parliament as it is not very significant in politics.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2007
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