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The distribution of ministerial posts in parliamentary democracies

Bäck, Hanna and Carroll, Royce A 'The distribution of ministerial posts in parliamentary democracies.' In: Andeweg, Rudy B and Elgie, Robert and Helms, Ludger and Kaarbo, Juliet and Müller-Rommel, Ferdinand, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

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Abstract

The distribution of ministerial posts is an important step in the democratic process in parliamentary democracies, as ministers are likely to influence the policy outputs of governments. Several scholars have thus aimed to explain and predict portfolio allocation in parliamentary democracies. Some scholars have focused exclusively on predicting how many portfolios each party gets, whereas others have focused on predicting which party gets which post. There is also a growing field that focuses on understanding why certain individuals are selected to the cabinet, and why some individuals stay longer in their posts whereas others are shuffled out early. Few studies have connected these questions, fully aiming to explain the distribution of posts between and within political parties negotiating to enter government. We suggest that this is an important step for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 16:43
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23267

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