The connections between secret police and the people
Long-lasting dictatorships that emerged during the interwar period is a phenomenon widely associated with 20th century European politics. The Salazar regime in Portugal was no exception. It was actually the longest-running dictatorship in Europe (1926-1974). Among the institutions of the regime was the secret police infamously known as PIDE. The EU-funded secretPOL project will study the role PIDE played in Portugal and examine how the Portuguese society reacted. The project challenges the existing knowledge of the relation between PIDE and Portuguese citizens. It also proposes an interpretation based on interactivity. It supposes that the Portuguese society, except for the oppositionists, had adapted to the opportunities for stability that the regime offered.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-CAR - CAR – Career Restart panel
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