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Between States: Interim Governments in Democratic Transitions

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Overview

The first book to assess systematically the broad implications of interim governments--in the establishment of democratic regimes and on the existence of states--presents four ideal types of interim government based on historical and contemporary democratization experiences.
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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

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Pt. 1 Theory 1
Introduction 3
1 Provisional governments: Revolutionaries and moderates 28
2 The power-sharing model 41
3 The caretaker government model 52
4 The international interim government model revisited 63
5 The timing and nature of first democratic elections 76
6 Conclusions 92
Pt. 2 Case Studies 125
7 The provisional government and the transition from monarchy to Islamic republic in Iran 127
8 From revolution to democracy in Portugal: The roles and stages of the provisional governments 144
9 Accelerating collapse: The East German road from liberalization to power-sharing and its legacy 160
10 Interim government and democratic consolidation: Argentina in comparative perspective 179
11 The failure of an internationally sponsored interim government in Afghanistan 211
12 Electoral transitions in Yugoslavia 237
13 Democratization and the international system: The foreign policies of interim governments 255
Index 305
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