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Between States

Between States
Interim Governments in Democratic Transitions

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

Yossi Shain, Juan Linz, Lynn Berat, H. E. Chehabi, Thomas C. Bruneau, Daniel V. Friedheim, James McGuire, Barnett R. Rubin, Paula Franklin Lytle, Allison Stanger
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  • Date Published: May 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484985

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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.

    • First volume which treats interim governments as central theme
    • Discusses different types of interim governments and their origins, based on theoretical models and actual case studies
    • Articulates the significance of each type for final constitutional and democratic outcome
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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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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484985
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.535kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theory: Introduction
    1. Provisional governments: revolutionaries and moderates
    2. The power-sharing model
    3. The caretaker government formula
    4. The international interim government model revisited Yossi Shain and Lynn Berat
    5. The timing and nature of first democratic elections
    Part II. Case Studies:
    7. The provisional government and the transition from monarchy to Islamic Republic in Iran H. E. Chehabi
    8. From revolution to democracy in Portugal: the roles and stages of the provisional governments Thomas C. Bruneau
    9. Accelerating collapse: the East German road from liberalization to power sharing and its legacy Daniel V. Friedheim
    10. Interim government and democratic consolidation: Argentina in comparative perspective James McGuire
    11. The failure of an internationally-sponsored interim government in AfghanistanBarnett R. Rubin
    12. Electoral transitions in Yugoslavia Paula Franklin Lytle
    13. Democratization and the international system: the foreign policies of interim governments Allison Stanger.

  • Authors

    Yossi Shain, Tel-Aviv University

    Juan J. Linz, Yale University, Connecticut


    Yossi Shain, Juan Linz, Lynn Berat, H. E. Chehabi, Thomas C. Bruneau, Daniel V. Friedheim, James McGuire, Barnett R. Rubin, Paula Franklin Lytle, Allison Stanger

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