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‘Heirs apparent’ in no. 10 and beyond – why career ascendancy patterns matter, and how

Helms, Ludger (2018) ‘Heirs apparent’ in no. 10 and beyond – why career ascendancy patterns matter, and how. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Dec 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Westminster-style democracies, it is not uncommon for prime ministers to assume office by inheriting the post outside of a general election. Ludger Helms assesses the performance of prime ministers who were previously ‘heirs apparent’ and finds that their prior experience does not tend to lead to success.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 14:57
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109779

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