Readings on changes of power?
August 22, 2012 8:03 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend books/articles about the dynamics of political power transitions?
I'd like to better understand the dynamics of "planned"/scheduled transitions of political power (eg elections, inaugurations, successions, &c, as opposed to revolutions). Specifically, I'd like a deeper understanding of what distinguishes changes of government that proceed freely & smoothly from those that become catastrophic/unstable. Where should I start?