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Title:Legacies of power: leadership change and former presidents in African politics
Editors:Southall, RogerISNI
Melber, HenningISNI
Year:2006
Pages:350
Language:English
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
ISBN:0796921202; 917106558X
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:heads of State
power
succession
political change
About persons:Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013)ISNI
Daniel Toroitich arap Moi (1924-)ISNI
Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999)ISNI
Jerry John Rawlings (1947-)ISNI
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (1948-)ISNI
Link:https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/legacies-of-power
Abstract:It was a widely dominant perception until the early 1990s 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 contributions 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. Contributors: Sola Akinrinade, Kwame Boafo-Arthur, John Daniel, Kenneth Good, Daniel Hoffman, Henning Melber, David Moore, Sťan Morrow, Neo Simutanyi, Roger Southall, Ian Taylor, Roger Tangri, Thomas P. Wolf. This publication is available for free download at http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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