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Between States : Interim Governments in Democratic Transitions - Yossi Shain

Between States

Interim Governments in Democratic Transitions

Paperback Published: 25th September 1995
ISBN: 9780521484985
Number Of Pages: 348

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Between States is a two-part study compiled in one book. It is the first book to assess systematically the broad implications of interim governments in the establishment of democratic regimes and on the existence of states. Drawing on historical and contemporary democratization experiences, Shain and Linz, the principal authors, explore four ideal types of interim government: opposition-led provisional governments, power-sharing interim governments, incumbent-led caretaker governments, and international interim government by the United Nations. In the second part of this book, other contributors evaluate the subject further in extensive case studies.

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"In this major contribution to the study of regime transition, Shain and Linz differentiate in extraordinarily suggestive ways among various types of interim government. The reader is continuously struck by the authors' breadth of knowledge and their frequent subtle insights into political life. Between States is a major contribution to what we know--and how we think abou;t--the challenge of regime transition." Robert Fishman, University of Notre Dame "This book is an important and unique contribution to the literature on democratization and, more broadly, regime change. By undertaking comparative analyses of the roles played by interim governments, Shain, Linz and their collaborators fill an important void in our knowledge of this sometimes crucial step in processes of political change." Richard Gunther, Ohio State University

Theory
Introduction
Provisional governments: revolutionaries and moderates
The power-sharing model
The caretaker government formula
The international interim government model revisited
The timing and nature of first democratic elections
Case Studies
The provisional government and the transition from monarchy to Islamic Republic in Iran
From revolution to democracy in Portugal: the roles and stages of the provisional governments
Accelerating collapse: the East German road from liberalization to power sharing and its legacy
Interim government and democratic consolidation: Argentina in comparative perspective
The failure of an internationally-sponsored interim government in AfghanistanBarnett
Electoral transitions in Yugoslavia
Democratization and the international system: the foreign policies of interim governments
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ISBN: 9780521484985
ISBN-10: 0521484987
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 25th September 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.29  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.48

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