History and Current Issues

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Kenneth W. Thompson
University Press of America, 1986 - History - 124 pages
Literature on the subject of presidential transitions and foreign policy is fragmentary. Since the early 1960's, few books have sketched the history of this aspect of such transitions. Presented here are thoughtful papers by four widely respected public figures: William Bundy, John Macy, Philip W. Bucher and Leslie Gelb. Topics covered include the history of post-war transitions, personnel problems in transitions, unscheduled transitions, and the homogeneity found in some incoming administrations' transition teams. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

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Kenneth W. Thompson is Commonwealth Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He Is the author of Cold War Theories.

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