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Female cabinet picks: just one more way in which Trump is exceptional

Stockemer, Daniel and Sundström, Aksel (2017) Female cabinet picks: just one more way in which Trump is exceptional. Democratic Audit UK (17 Feb 2017). Website.

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Donald Trump’s cabinet is exceptional in many ways, not least because the share of women in the executive has fallen since the Obama era – even as recent decades have seen it grow all over the world. What effect does government ideology have on cabinet picks? The literature suggests left-wing governments tend to appoint more women. But new research by Daniel Stockemer and Aksel Sundström suggests the link is not straightforward. What in fact prompts women’s promotion is a change of government ideology. In this respect – as in so many others – the Trump administration is an outlier.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 08:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:07

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