Cabinet Ministers, Party Preferences and Government Policy Outputs

Comparative Politics
Political Parties
Public Policy
Policy Change
Political Ideology
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Patrick Dumont
Australian National University
Panel Discussant
Robert Thomson
Politics Discipline, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
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07/09/2017 09:00
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: 2 Room: HE 231
Despite a long tradition of scholarly work on partisan effect on government policy, we do not yet know enough about the conditions through which cabinet parties are most likely to make a difference in policy-making. The present panel seeks contributions on portfolio allocation and the selection (and turnover) of individual ministers to uncover mechanisms that may account for variation in levels of partisan effects. It welcomes papers on the impact of prime ministers, finance ministers, coalition agreements, collective cabinet decision-making, personal expertise and experience on ministerial discretion, ministerial turnover, potential policy drift and actual policy outputs.

Paper List

Coalition Agreements as Mediating Factors for Partisan Preferences and Cabinet Ministers – A Comparative Analysis in Three European Countries View Paper Details
Institutions and Ministerial Stability in Parliamentary Democracies View Paper Details
Ministerial Effects on the Fulfilment of Election Pledges View Paper Details
Partisan Alternations and Power Balances in the European Union View Paper Details
Prime Ministers' Approval Rating and the Saliency of Public Policies: UK Prime Ministers 1960-2000 View Paper Details
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