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Constant government reshuffles are bad for policy, government, and accountability

Kippin, Sean (2013) Constant government reshuffles are bad for policy, government, and accountability. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Jun 2013). Website.

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Ministerial reshuffles are part and parcel of British government. While prime ministers often find them attractive, David Cameron has resisted the temptation to chop and change too much, making a virtue out of stability but occasionally being criticised for his loyalty to underperforming or scandal-hit ministers. The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has recommended that cabinet ministers should remain in their post for the length of a parliament. Democratic Audit’s Sean Kippin examines whether this, and the Committee’s other proposals, could actually work.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 15:46
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:06

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