Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy

Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy

By: Karen Guttieri (editor), Jessica Piombo (editor)Hardback

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This edited volume by Karen Guttieri and Jessica Piombo explores various aspects of the newly emerging range of interim regimes, focusing on issues of legitimacy, conflict management, and the increasing participation of the international community in transitions from war to peace. Through a set of theoretical and case-study chapters, they and the volume's contributing authors ask and answer key questions: What sorts of interim governments are in use around the world today, and how do they affect the quality of regime that results once the interim period has ended? How does international involvement affect the balance of power between domestic elites? How does the type of interim regime affect the nature of the post-transition government? Is democracy always the outcome?Timely, insightful, and compelling, "Interim Governments" provides important insights in a world where terms such as "regime change" and "nation building" have become common currency and will be a valuable tool for practitioners and academics alike.

About Author

Karen Guttieri and Jessica Piombo are assistant professors in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.


Issues and Debates in Transitional Rule, Karen Guttieri and Jessica Piombo; Knocking on Heaven's Door, Antonio Donini; Interim Governments and the Construction of Political Elites, Carrie L. Manning; Executive Powersharing Systems, Donald Rothchild; Must They Go Through Hobbes? Andrew Enterline and J. Michael Greig; Multiple Transitions and Interim Governance in El Salvador and Guatemala, William D. Stanley; Inchoate Opposition, Divided Incumbents, Michael S. Malley; Transitional Governance in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Devon Curtis; Interim Government in Liberia, E. Philip Morgan; International Interim Governments, Democratization, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Aurel Croissant; State Building Before Statehood, Lenard J. Cohen; Interim Notions of Statehood in Bosnia, Mark Baskin; Afghanistan's Post-Taliban Transition, Thomas H. Johnson; Is This Any Way to Run an Occupation? Christina Caan, Beth C. DeGrasse, Paul Hughes, and Daniel P. Serwer; Conclusions and Policy Implications, Daniel P. Serwer.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781601270184
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781601270184
  • ISBN10: 1601270186

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