The Fall and Rise of Political Leaders: Olof Palme, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Indira Gandhi

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byLeslie Derfler

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Olof Palme (Sweden), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), and Indira Gandhi (India) achieved the pinnacle of political power, fell from or relinquished power, and then, after a period in the political wilderness, regained it. By placing greater emphasis than that customarily accorded by biographers on the “interment” that followed their “fall” and preceded their “resurrection,” the book describes how what they did, the lessons they learned, and the mistakes made by their successors facilitated their reentry.

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Olof Palme (Sweden), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), and Indira Gandhi (India) achieved the pinnacle of political power, fell from or relinquished power, and then, after a period in the political wilderness, regained it. By placing greater emphasis than that customarily accorded by biographers on the “interment” that followed their “fall”...

Leslie Derfler has published nine books on European history, and has won several awards both for scholarship and teaching. He has taught at the City University of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Massachusetts, and most recently at Florida Atlantic University. 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:271 pages, 8.65 × 5.7 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230107044

ISBN - 13:9780230107045

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Table of Contents

Olof Palme: “Moral Duty Is Discontent on a Large Scale”: Creation * Olof Palme: Termination * Olof Palme: Interment * Olof Palme: Resurrection * Olusegun Obasanjo: “Look At What Has Become of This Country”: Creation * Olusegun Obasanjo: Termination * Olusegun Obasanjo: Interment * Olusegun Obasanjo: Resurrection * Indira Gandhi: “Like A Tigress”: Creation * Indira Gandhi: Termination * Indira Gandhi: Interment * Indira Gandhi: Resurrection * Conclusions

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"This is an intriguing and ambitious project. A comparison of eight political careers that share a common pattern of attaining power and then returning after a time out of power in which the actors gain perspective on their exercise of power and the problems they confronted in implementing policy, offers an opportunity to make comparisons across divides of nation-state and diverse political cultures."--John (Kim) Munholland, University of Minnesota