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Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime$
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Lino Camprubí

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027175

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.001.0001

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(p.159) 7 Conclusion
Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Lino Camprubí

The MIT Press

The conclusion restates and sharpens the main thesis of the book – Francoist scientists’ and engineers’ active participation in state building. While it points to new areas of analysis to be explored by future research, it questions the ‘distorsionist’ approach to Francoist science and technology and proposes to shift the focus toward the coevolution of science, technology, and the state. It points to some similarities and unique features of the Francoist case vis-à-vis other authoritarian and democratic regimes. It reflects on the issue of the moral and political value of science and technology both in historical research and in contemporary debate. Finally, and always from the point of view of technical objects, it points to continuations between the Francoist regime and the subsequent democratic Spain.

Keywords:   State building, Capitalism, Industrialization, Distorsionist approach, Coevolution, Values, Democracy, Time of silence

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