The Selection of Ministers around the World
A Comparative Study
Edited by Keith Dowding, Patrick Dumont
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Cabinets are formed of individual ministers, whose stock may rise and fall, not only with that of their party, but through their general behaviour, their actions, and with the successes and failures of their policies.
The book examines the process of selection, shuffling and removal of ministers in national cabinets around the world in a comparative perspective. Drawing on data from 1945 until the present day, it offers a series of case studies of countries with differing institutional and cultural structures from around the world including Presidential and Semi-Presidential Systems, Parliamentary, unitary and federal systems.
Featuring case studies on North and South America, Asia, Africa, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, this book complements the earlier volume The Selection of Minister in Europe (Routledge, 2008) and will be an important reference for students and scholars of political science; government; executives; comparative politics and political parties.
1. Introduction Keith Dowding and Patrick Dumont 2. Canada Matthew Kerby 3. Australia Keith Dowding 4. New Zealand Jennifer Curtin 5. Pakistan Mariam Mufti 6. India Czaba Nikolenyi 7. Israel Ofer Kenig and Shlomit Barnea 8. Japan Mikitaka Masuyama and Benjamin Nyblade 9. Korea Won-Taek Kang 10. Russia Elena Semenova 11. Turkey Hande Mutlu-Eren 12. USA Alejandro Quiroz-Flores 13. Chile Peter Siavelis 14. Argentina Marcelo Camerlo 15. Congo Geoffroy Matagne and Bob Kabamba
Keith Dowding is Professor of Political Science in the School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and Research Director of the College of Arts and Social Sciences.
Patrick Dumont is a researcher at the Université du Luxembourg, co-founder of the SEDEPE network with Keith Dowding, research associate to the Chair in parliamentary studies of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies and member of the Comparative Politics Centre of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve.