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Legacies of power: leadership change and former presidents in African politics

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dc.contributor.editor Southall, R. en
dc.contributor.editor Melber, H. en
dc.date.accessioned 2005-11-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-05T00:30:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-05T00:30:17Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921202 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7097
dc.description.abstract It was a widely dominant perception until the early 1990's that African rulers do not vacate their office alive. But even in the brutal reality of African politics, transition takes place and different former presidents have dealt with how to maintain power and privilege very differently. With new case studies examining the post-presidential years of the iconic Mandela in South Africa, Daniel arap Moi in Kenya, Nyerere in Tanzania, Rawlings in Ghana, Charles Taylor in Liberia, as well as the experience of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, and Nigeria, this volume examines the dilemmas which demands for presidential transitions impose upon incumbent rulers and analyses the relationships which are evolving between new regimes and their predecessors. The contributors discuss the hybridal political systems that exist in post-independence Africa; the role allotted to or pursued by former African presidents; transitional politics and justice, and political stability. The book stimulates careful further observation and analyses concerning progress in this contested arena of institutionalised political power in Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject POLITICAL TRANSITION en
dc.title Legacies of power: leadership change and former presidents in African politics en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3505 en
dc.outputnumber 2059 en
dc.bibliographictitle Southall, R. & Melber, H. (eds). (2006) <i>Legacies of power: leadership change and former presidents in African politics. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en


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