Publisher description for Legacies of power : leadership change and former presidents in African politics / edited by Roger Southall and Henning Melber.


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With new case studies examining the post-presidential years of the iconic Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Daniel arap Moi in Kenya, Julius Nyerere in Tanzania, Jerry Rawlings in Ghana, Charles Taylor in Liberia, as well as the experiences of Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, and Nigeria, this volume examines the dilemmas which demands for presidential transitions impose upon incumbent rulers and analyzes the evolving relationships between new regimes and their predecessors.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ex-presidents -- Africa.
Leadership -- Africa.
Politicians -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-