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When Power Changes Hands: The Political Psychology of Leadership Succession in Democracies
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences.
2006 (English)In: Political Psychology, ISSN 0162-895X, E-ISSN 1467-9221, Vol. 27, no 5, 707-730 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Leadership succession in democratic governments and political parties is an ubiquitous but relatively understudied phenomen, where the political becomes intensely personal and vice versa. This article outlines the puzzles that leadership succession poses to political analysts, reviews the literature, and offers a conceptual framework deconstructing the process in terms of a flow from succession contexts and triggers via the role choices of key participants (incumbents and aspiring successors) through to the eventual succession outcomes. It concludes by presenting a series of testable hypotheses to describe and explain leadership successions.

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2006. Vol. 27, no 5, 707-730 p.
Keyword [sv]
Ledarskapsstudier, Partipolitik, Jämförande politik
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87240DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9221.2006.00529.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87240DiVA: diva2:37445
Leadership succession of Party Organizations
Available from: 2008-10-05 Created: 2008-10-05 Last updated: 2012-10-10Bibliographically approved

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