How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government by Paul ''t HartHow Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government by Paul ''t Hart

How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government

byPaul ''t HartEditorJ. Uhr

Hardcover | January 28, 2011

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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.
PAUL 'T HART, Professor of Political Science at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands JOHN UHR, Director of the Policy and Governance Program, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australia...
Title:How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in GovernmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:January 28, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230242960

ISBN - 13:9780230242968

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Table of Contents

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.Subaši? & 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