The Making of State Power in Portugal
José Neves (Institute for Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon) – Against and For the State – The Invention of the Communist Militant
This conference is part of a research project that seeks to compare and relate different processes of institutionalization of State Power in modern Portugal. The project’s aim is to articulate an element of the social structure with the political processes that, taking place within it, contribute to its transformation. Hence, ‘The Making of State Power in Portugal’ is an oportunity to reopen these institutions to the social tensions which surround them, arguing that Stateforms are less the product of its perpetuity or familiarity than a relation of constant exchange between institutions and society.
Organised by Contemporary History Institute (New University of Lisbon) & Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies (Birkbeck, University of London). This event is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/HISHIS/104166/2008) and Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
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