Cabinet Ministers, Party Preferences and Government Policy Outputs

Coalition
 
Comparative Politics
 
Elites
 
Government
 
Policy Change
 
Political Ideology
 
Political Parties
 
Public Policy
 
Panel Number
P035
Panel Chair
Patrick Dumont
Australian National University
Panel Discussant
Robert Thomson
Politics Discipline, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
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Time
07/09/2017 09:00
Location
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: 2 Room: HE 231
Abstract
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


Title 
 
 
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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