Lesson 1: Basic concepts and terminology for the course. Why do we speak of transitions instead of transformations? The inter-regnum between political regimes. Concepts and definitions of democracy.
Lesson 2: Types of dictatorship. State and regime in times of political change. The analytical distinction between State and regime.
Lesson 3: Types of transitions. Typologies and the debate on this theme. The connection with the degree of transitional justice achieved.
Lesson 4: What can go wrong in a transition to democracy? How can democratic consolidation be achieved?
Lesson 5: The principal political science theories: Moore, Dahl, Linz and Stepan, O'Donnell and Schmitter, Przeworski, Huntington, Shapiro.
Lesson 6: The evidence offered by recent empirical studies. Factors favorable to democratization and major causal determinants.
Lesson 7: The Spanish case in comparative perspective. The Spanish transition from the perspective of comparative political science.
Lesson 8: The philosophic and normative debate on transitional justice.
Lesson 9: The contents of transitional justice (I). Truth.
Lesson 10: The contents of transitional justice (II). Justice.
Lesson 11: The contents of transitional justice (III). Reparation.
Lesson 12: Legislation and regulations on transitional justice.
Lesson 13: Transitional justice, human rights and the consolidation of the rule of law.
Lesson 14: Transitional justice and historical memory. The Spanish case and the rights of the victims of Francoism.