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Accounting for Ministers: Scandal and Survival in British Government 1945-2007

Berlinski, Samuel; Dewan, Torun; Dowding, Keith


Accounting for Ministers uses the tools of modern political science to analyse the factors which determine the fortunes of cabinet ministers. Utilizing agency theory, it describes cabinet government as a system of incentives for prime ministerial and parliamentary rule. The authors use a unique dataset of ministers from 1945 to 2007 to examine the structural and individual characteristics that lead to the selection and durability of ministers. Sensitive to historical context, the book describes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book


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