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Selection of Ministers in Europe by Keith Dowding
Book DescriptionThis volume discusses the formation of government cabinets within twenty European democracies, providing the institutional background to the selection and de-selection of ministers. Exploring the historical and constitutional context to cabinet formation, this volume proceeds to provide vital data on the strategic issues that affect the selection of ministers. Covering states from all over Europe, the authors examine trends from the post-war period up to the present day, with specific focus on recent decades for the newer democracies in political transition. The volume includes: * pioneering new research into the hiring and firing of government ministers * vital information on appointments, dismissals and resignations within government cabinets * succinct constitutional data relating to ministerial selections across a number of European states The book is the first output of the Selection and De-selection of Political Elites international network of scholars (SEDEPE) and will provide a major source of information for all scholars interested in the formation, maintenance and termination of cabinets and the nature of ministerial government. The Selection of Ministers in Europe. Hiring and Firing will also be of broader interest to students of European Government and Political Institutions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415430814
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Keith Dowding
London School of Economics, UK Louvain Catholique University, Belgium
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