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Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender

Claire Annesley, Karen Beckwith, and Susan Franceschet


Cabinets, Ministers, and Gender explores why men have been more likely than women to be appointed to cabinet, why gendered patterns of appointment vary cross-nationally, and why, over time, women’s inclusion in cabinets has grown significantly. The book is innovative in conceiving of cabinet formation as a gendered process governed by rules that empower and constrain presidents and prime ministers as selectors of cabinet ministers, and rules that prescribe, prohibit, and permit a range of criteria (experiential, affiliational, and representational) that qualify individuals for inclusion in cab ... More

Keywords: cabinet formation, cabinet appointment, gender, minister, women and cabinets, gender parity cabinet, female minister

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190069018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190069018.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Annesley, author
Professor and Head of Politics, University of Sussex

Karen Beckwith, author
Flora Stone Mather Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

Susan Franceschet, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Calgary