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Paul 't Hart; John Uhr
|Description:||xi, 254 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Power transitions and leadership successions in government / Paul 't Hart and John Uhr --
Part I: Understanding Ttransitions: Ruling elite transitions in Australia and the United States / John Higley and Jan Pakulski; Managers or Messiahs?: prime ministerial leadership and the transition to government / James Walter; Establishing prime ministerial leadership style in opposition / Wayne Errington; Bicameralism and the dynamics of contested transitions / John Uhr, Sstanley Bach and Louis Massicotte; Westminster norms and caretaker conventions: Australian and New Zealand transition debates / Marian Simms --
Part II: Understanding Successions: Seeking and keeping the hot seat: a comparative analysis of party leader successions / Matthew Laing and Paul 't Hart; Holding party leaders to account: the Westminster cases / William Cross and Aandré Blais; The firing line: when and why do prime ministers fire ministerial colleagues? / Keith Dowding and Elizabeth McLeay; Power consolidation in leadership change contexts: a social identity perspective / Emina Subašic and Katherine J. Reynolds; Building trust at the beginning of a new leadership role: the role of learning and collaboration / Paul Atkins; 'The tideless pond that seemed waiting for me': the afterlife of Australian prime ministers / Paul Strangio; How power changes hands: concluding reflections / Paul 't Hart and John Uhr.
|Series Title:||Understanding governance.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Paul 't Hart and John Uhr.|
"The transfer of power is fundamental to the proper functioning of our political and administrative institutions. Yet, students of government and practitioners have little in the way of literature to