How power changes hands : transition and succession in government / edited by Paul 't Hart and John Uhr. - New York, N. Y. palgrave macmillan, c2011. - xi, 254 p. ; 23 cm.

Summer 2012 Selected Accessions List. "How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical evidence from comparative political research" -- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- Power Transitions and Leadership Successions in Government; P.'t Hart& J.Uhr -- PART I: UNDERSTANDING TRANSITIONS -- Ruling Elite Transitions in Australia and the United States; J.Higley&J.Pakulski -- Managers or Messiahs? Prime Ministerial Leadership and the Transition to Government; J.Walter -- Establishing Prime Ministerial Leadership Style in Opposition; W.Errington -- Bicameralism and the Dynamics of Contested Transitions; J.Uhr, S.Bach&L.Massicotte -- Westminster Norms and Caretaker Conventions: Australian and New Zealand Transition Debates; M.Simms -- PART II: UNDERSTANDING SUCCESSIONS -- Seeking and Keeping the Hot Seat: a Comparative Analysis of Party Leader Successions; M.Laing &P.'t Hart -- Holding Party Leaders to Account: the Westminster Cases; W.Cross&A.Blais -- The Firing Line: When and Why do Prime Ministers Fire Ministerial Colleagues?; K.Dowding&E.McLeay -- Power Consolidation in Leadership Change Contexts: a Social Identity Perspective; E.Subašic&K.J.Reynolds -- Building Trust at the Beginning of a New Leadership Role: the Role of Learning and Collaboration; P.Atkins -- 'The Tideless Pond that Seemed Waiting for Me': the Afterlife of Australian Prime Ministers; P.Strangio -- How Power Changes Hands: Concluding Reflections; P.'t Hart &J.Uhr.

9780230242968, 11/05/12, 68.80

Heads of state--Succession.
Representative government and representation.

321.8042 H847

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