The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

2114  Large
It was a widely held 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 priviledge very deffrently. With 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 examine the dilemmas which demnds 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-independance 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.

Co-Published with Nordic Africa Insitute

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 352
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2102-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2120-8
Publish Year : 2006
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Acronyms

Introduction: About life after presidency - Roger Southall and Henning Melber
1 Former presidents in Africa - Roger Southall, Neo Simutanyi and John Daniel
2 Soldiering on: the post-presidential years of Nelson Mandela 1999 - 2005 - John Daniel
3 Unpacking the model: Presidential succession in Botswana - Kenneth Good and Ian Taylor
4 The contested role of former presidents in Zambia - Neo Simutanyi
5 'Presidential indispensability' in Namibia: Moving out of office but staying in power - Henning Melber
6 "When I am a century old': Why Robert Mugabe won't go - David Moore
7 Toxic mushrooms: The presidential third term debate in Malawi - Sean Morrow
8 Politics and presidential term limits in Uganda - Roger Tangri
9 Immunity or accountability? Daniel Toroitich arap Moi: Kenya's first retire president - Tom Wolf
10 Troubled visionary: Nyerere as a former president - Roger Southall
11 Rawlings' former presidency: A threat to democracy in Ghana? - Kwame Boafo-Arthur
12 An army of ex presidents: Transitions, the military and democratic conslidation in Nigeria - Sola Akinrinade
13 Despot Desposed: Charles Taylor and the challenge of state reconstruction in Liberia - Daniel Hoffman

Appendix
Contributors
Index

Professor Roger Southall is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and was formerly Professor of Political Studies, Rhodes University and has also and researched in academic institutions and think-tanks in Lesotho, Uganda, the UK and Canada.

Dr Henning Melber headed the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek and was a member of the Presidents 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 Hammarskjold foundation.

Share this

You might also consider these related books

2220  Large

Human Rights in African Prisons

2220

Even in western industrialised nations, civil and human rights often stop at the prison door. This book looks at the challenges African governments face in dealing with these issues. Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 256
ISBN 10 : 07969-2206-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2206-9
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights excl. North America
Price R 191.00
Neva Again2

Neva Again
Hip Hop Art, Activism and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Neva Again: Hip Hop Art, Activism and Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa is the culmination of decades of work on Hip Hop culture and Hip Hop activism in South Africa. It speaks to the emergence and development of a unique style of Hip Hop hip-hop activism in the Western and Eastern Capes of South Africa.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 280
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2445-2
Publish Year : November 2018
Rights : World Rights
Price R 320.00
2309  Large

Voices of liberation
Patrice Lumumba

US documents released in August 2011 reveal that President Eisenhower directly ordered the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of Congo. But the Americans were not alone Six months after achieving independence from Belgium, Congos first legally elected Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba, was assassinated on 17 January 1961. The effects of that attempt at annihilation, sanctioned by the United States and carried out by the Belgians, continue to reverberate throughout the continent today as the scramble for Africa continues.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 224
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2425-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2425-4
Publish Year : 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 210.00
Young  Families

Young Families
Gender, sexuality and care

2356

Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care draws together unique and compelling essays about the contexts of early childbearing, a topic that is now taken for granted. It draws on empirical data, multi-level approaches and inter-disciplinary perspectives on the dynamics that underpin young people’s experiences of being pregnant, having a child and caring for the child.

The book explores the contexts in which young families are constituted and shaped along with the kinds of social relationships and communities of care that early childbearing creates (or in some instances destroys). It shows the entanglement of gender, sexuality, race, age and class in the formation of young families and its effects on caring practices.

This book draws together unique and compelling accounts that address a gap in the existing literature on families in South Africa while also providing an understanding of the diversity of young South African families. Young Families will be of interest and of benefit to those in the fields of Women and Gender studies, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, History and Demography.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 256
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2559-6
Publish Year : November 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 200.00