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Legacies of Power
Legacies of Power

Legacies of Power

Leadership Change and Former Presidents in African Politics

Edited by Roger Southall, Edited by Henning Melber


352 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Trade Paper, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2006

ISBN 9780796921208

Rights: US & CA

The Human Sciences Research Council (Apr 2006)
HSRC Press

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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.

Author Biography

Roger Southall is a distinguished research fellow of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a former professor of political studies at Rhodes University. He is a coeditor of the State of the Nation volumes and the editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies. Henning Melber headed the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek and was a member of the President’s Economic Advisory Council from 1992 to 2000. Previously the Research Director at The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, he is currently the executive director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.