Posts by Andrew Cooper

Andrew F. Cooper, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Canada

The material benefits of being a former leader

Blair and Clinton highlight the growing trend for ex-leaders to enjoy highly lucrative afterlives Most international political economy scholars concentrate on the rationale and techniques for leaders to hold on to power.  Yet, as I detail in a new book, a wide number of presidents and prime ministers increasingly appreciate the advantages that come with an exit from formal political … Continue reading

18 February 2015 by Andrew Cooper
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