Worth the Wait: Determinants of Ministerial Appointment in Canada, 1935–2008

Kerby, Matthew (2009) Worth the Wait: Determinants of Ministerial Appointment in Canada, 1935–2008. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 42 (3). pp. 593-611. ISSN 1744-9324

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The subject of ministerial career paths is neglected in the Canadian political science canon. The existing literature, data and methods are for the most part descriptive and require updating. This article addresses this deficit by focusing on the topic of ministerial appointments in the Canadian federal parliament. An event history model is developed to estimate the hazard of ministerial appointment for all government party members of Parliament for the period 1935-2008. Existing theories and explanations for ministerial appointments and their relationship to constitutional conventions and political principles are systematically tested using a series of variables identified in the Canadian and comparative literature. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research and integration with complementary country-specific and comparative research programs in the field of ministerial career paths.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/400
Item ID: 400
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: 16 October 2009
Date Type: Publication

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