What Makes a Successful Transition?

What Makes a Successful Transition?

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This work continues the Miller Center's study of presidential transitions. The purpose of this volume is to suggest some yardsticks to use to measure the success of an American presidential transition, and to challenge the common notion that success is to be found in the degree to which the incoming president and his administration accomplish everything they desire or have promised. Instead, the editors describe transitions as highly pluralistic institutions, and contend that true success is to be found in the degree to which all these players can obtain something of what they want from a transition. Concentrating on transitions as they affect and are affected by foreign and security policy, the editors identify major players in the turnover and their interests. Seven recognized authorities in politics, government, and foreign policy have contributed essays to this work in which they respond to the arguments posed by the editors, demonstrating the range of opinions on this subject. The concluding rejoinder by the editors draws connections between the varied opinions. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Title:What Makes a Successful Transition?
Author:W. David Clinton, Daniel George Lang
Publisher:University Press of Amer - 1993-01-01


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