How Power Changes Hands

Transition and Succession in Government

  • Paul ’t Hart
  • John Uhr

Part of the Understanding Governance series book series (TRG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Power Transitions and Leadership Successions in Government

  3. Understanding Transitions

  4. Understanding Successions

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 246-254

About this book


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.


Comparative analysis democracy government trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul ’t Hart
    • 1
  • John Uhr
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian National University and Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
  2. 2.Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National UniversityAustralia

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