Former Leaders in Modern Democracies

Political Sunsets

  • Kevin Theakston
  • Jouke de Vries

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership Series book series (PSPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kevin Theakston, Jouke de Vries
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kevin Theakston
    Pages 33-53
  4. William E. Paterson
    Pages 103-123
  5. David S. Bell
    Pages 124-145
  6. Jouke de Vries, Paul ’t Hart, Hidde Onstein
    Pages 161-185
  7. Lieven De Winter, Ilona Rezsöhazy
    Pages 186-211
  8. Kevin Theakston, Jouke de Vries
    Pages 233-249
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 250-254

About this book


What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the end of their constitutionally-fixed term, lost the backing of their party, or chosen to leave? This book analyses the role and political influence of former leaders in Western democratic states.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Theakston
    • 1
  • Jouke de Vries
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.Leiden Universitythe Netherlands

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