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PEIXOTO, Fernando. O Vinho do Porto: do corporativismo à democracia: Singularidades do processo institucional do vinho do Porto. Universum [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.2, pp. 168-183. ISSN 0718-2376. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-23762006000200011.
Having been one of the first demarcated vitiviniculture regions of the world, Douro (where the very known Port Wine is produced) began to be the target of protectionist designs of the illustrious despotism from the second half of XVIII century, regulated through conditioned circumstances, according to political philosophies, adopted by the power holders. With the liberal revolution of the XIX century, the protectionist regime began to diminish, and recover on 1907, and more emphatically with the arrival of corporative regime from the second quarter of the XX century. From the 30's to the 25th April Revolution, the New State engaged itself in consulidate a pattern, steady on the corporative conception, eliminating the associative one, until then defended by those who were more sensible of the vitiviniculture region anxiety, regulating, interfering and controling this sector, through their nominate representatives to the organizations cupola agents, attached to farming and commerce of Duriense Wine. Democracy arrival, push the Country to the adoption of politic measures that could respond to the challenges of his integration on European Community causing the "agony" of corporative action and preparing the vitiviniculture sector in order to answer to market globalism. Synthetically, what is searched through this communication is the attempt to clarify some of those phases, sometimes very opposed, trying to understand the consensus difficulty among economical agents with divergent interests
Palabras clave : Port Wine; Corporativeness; Proteccionism; Globalism.