Tuesday, January 02, 2007

On Cabinet Shuffles

Wells lays bear how useless is all this speculation of cabinet shuffles in Ottawa. So, rather than read another two or three stories written on the thinnest of information, why not read two papers on the comparative politics of cabinet shuffles? The papers, found here and here, are by Chris Kam and Indridi Indridason, both great young political scientists.

UPDATE: Varnson points out three other great papers on cabinet shuffles, all written by the equally young and estimable Torun Dewan. They are here, here, and here. This is what proper political science looks like.

2 comments:

varnson said...

Yep. And for more on these issues check out:

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/DEWANTA/downloads/scandal.pdf

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/DEWANTA/downloads/minregBJPS.pdf

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/DEWANTA/downloads/minregAJPS.pdf

Paul Wells said...

Your first two links (after the one to me; thanks for that) are to the same paper...