Books and Articles
Burke, John P. Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.
Campbell, Kurt M. Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008.
Clinton, W. David, and Daniel G. Lang, eds. What Makes a Successful Transition? Charlottesville, VA: Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, 1993.
Corcoran, Paul E. “Presidential Concession Speeches: The Rhetoric of Defeat.” Political Communication, vol. 11, no. 2 (April-June 1994): pp. 109-131.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. “The Man Who Lost What He Loved.” McCall’s, vol. 120, no. 5 (February 1993): p. 102.
Halchin, L. Elaine. Presidential Transitions: Issues Involving Outgoing and Incoming Administrations. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 2008.
Horwitz, Paul. “Honor’s Constitutional Moment: The Oath and Presidential Transitions.” Northwestern University Law Review, vol. 103, no. 2 (2009): pp. 1067-1081.
Huntington, Samuel P. “How Countries Democratize.”Political Science Quarterly, vol. 124, no.1 (Spring 2009): pp. 31-71.
Jones, Charles O., ed. Preparing to Be President: The Memos of Richard E. Neustadt. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 2000.
Kubba, Laith. “Institutions Make the Difference.” Journal of Democracy, vol. 19, no. 3 (June 2008): pp. 37-43.
Kumar, Martha Joynt and Terry Sullivan, eds. The White House World: Transitions, Organization and OfficeOperations. College Station, TX: A and M University Press, 2003.
Larson, Edward J. A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007.
Linz, Juan J. and Alfred Stepan. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Pfiffner, James P. The Strategic Presidency: Hitting the Ground Running. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1996.
Sirianni, Carmen. Investing in Democracy: Engaging Citizens in Collaborative Governance. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2009.
U.S. Congress. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement. Passing the Baton: Preparing for the Presidential Transition: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 110th Congress2nd session, September 24, 2008. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009.
Brookings Institution: Governance
In-Depth Coverage: Obama’s Transition to Power
The Presidential Transition
Transition: 2008 Presidential Campaign
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