How Power Changes Hands: Transition and Succession in Government

Hardcover | February 15, 2011

EditorPaul 't Hart, John Uhr

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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.

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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 rese...

PAUL 'T HART Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University and Professor of Public Administration at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He is a core faculty member of the Australian New Zealand School of Government as well as of the Netherlands School of Government. His recent books include Governing After Cri...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.12 × 5.68 × 0.94 inPublished:February 15, 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 HartJ.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