In her latest book ‘Losing Political Office’, dr. Jane Roberts analyses the different impacts of leaving political office. Representative democracy depends on politicians exiting office, and yet while there is considerable interest in who stands for and gains office, there is curiously little discussed about this process. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted with British politicians, this book seeks to address this gap by asking: What is the experience like? What happens to politicians as they make the transition from office? What is the impact on their partners and family? Does it matter to anyone other than those immediately affected? Are there any wider implications for our democratic system? The book may appeal to academics in the fields of leadership, political science, public management and administration and psychology.
Roberts, J. (2017) Losing Political Office. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-39701-6.
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