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    How do European democracies compare when it comes to the length of ministerial careers?

How do European democracies compare when it comes to the length of ministerial careers?

Ministerial careers can be notoriously nasty, brutish, and short, with the doctrine of ministerial accountability leading to numerous prematurely ended political careers. But how do European democracies compare? Looking at evidence from seven countries, Jonathan Bright, Holger Doring, and Conor Little show that younger ministers survive longer, right-wing parties are more likely to dump ministers than left-wing ones, and that […]

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    Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission is the most ‘politicised’ in the institution’s history

Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission is the most ‘politicised’ in the institution’s history

Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission officially entered office on 1 November. Arndt Wonka and Holger Döring write on the political profile of the new Commissioners, noting that in line with the growing politicisation of the institution over recent decades, the 28 members include a record share of former prime ministers and deputy prime ministers. The percentage of Commissioners who […]

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