1st Edition

Pathways To Power
Selecting Rulers In Pluralist Democracies

ISBN 9780367297855
Published November 9, 2020 by Routledge
283 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the selection process of cabinet ministers in a variety of democratic political systems. It discusses the variety of recruitment patterns in some of parliament-centered systems, federal system, centralized system, one-party-dominant system and majoritarian system.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: Selecting Cabinet Ministers -- Career Pathways to the Cabinet in France, 1870–1986 -- Presidential Personnel and Political Capital: from Roosevelt to Reagan -- Selecting Chief Executives in Norway and the United States -- How to Become a Cabinet Minister in Italy: Unwritten Rules of the Political Game -- Junior Ministers and Ministerial Careers in Britain -- The Making of A Japanese Cabinet -- Pathways to India’s National Governing Elite -- Selection of Cabinet Ministers in Ireland, 1922–1982 -- Selection by Lot in Ancient Athens -- Irremovable Leaders and Ministerial Instability in European Democracies

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Mattei Dogan