Presidential Term Limits

Professor Nic Cheeseman has appeared on the BBC radio programme Newshour Extra, discussing the pros and cons of presidential term-limits, and whether power corrupts.

In a lengthy discussion with other panellists including Lord Owen, Dr Cheeseman drew on research recently published in his new book Democracy in Africa to demonstrate the dangers of allowing presidents to stay in power for life. It is worth listening for the clips of leaders in Africa (and beyond) justifying why they need to stay in power.
A podcast is available online now at:

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