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Interest groups and government growth in Spain during Franco's dictatorship (1939‐1975)

Jesus M. Zaratiegui (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

This paper presents and discusses the rent‐seeking process that occurred during Franco's regime in Spain (1939‐1975). Once the Civil War (1936‐1939) was over, those who won the war (militiaman, right‐wing factions) took control of the key positions in the new government. That meant the transfer of rents from the budget to veterans of war and their relatives, fuelled by the creation of an increasingly strong and well‐organised interest group. The author takes a public‐choice approach and is inspired by a similar study by R. Holcombe on the American Civil War.

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Zaratiegui, J.M. (2004), "Interest groups and government growth in Spain during Franco's dictatorship (1939‐1975)", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 31 No. 11/12, pp. 996-1004. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068290410561113

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