The Spanish public sector has witnessed tremendous changes since the formal structures for the modern democratic state were first approved in the signing of the Spanish Constitution in 1978. The document itself established the outlines of the proposed social democratic state of the new democracy. It also provided for the decentralisation of some areas of government through the creation of 17 regional autonomous communities. The most immediate result of this decision was an addition to the layer of government, and an expansion of the public sector.
KeywordsPublic Sector Central Government Regional Government Public Spending Monetary Union
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