Selecting Irish government ministers : an alternative pathway?

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dc.contributor.author Coakley, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T10:05:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T10:05:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 Institute of Public Administration of Ireland en
dc.date.issued 2010-12
dc.identifier.citation Administration en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2762
dc.description.abstract The debate on political reform in Ireland focuses on certain clearly identified targets: the size of the Dáil, the existence of the Senate, and the electoral system, for example. This article considers an area that is rather more important for the policy making and implementation process: the quality of the government, and the mechanics of the appointment of government ministers. It draws attention to Ireland’s dependence on parliamentarians—almost unique in Europe—and reviews the constitutional and political history of the Irish system of ministerial appointments. It highlights the position in other parliamentary democracies, where ministers are not normally required to be parliamentarians; in many countries, indeed, ministers are prohibited from being parliamentarians. The article argues that a reconsideration of the dual ministerial – Dáil deputy mandate is now appropriate. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute of Public Administration of Ireland en
dc.rights The article first appeared in Administration, 58 (3):1-26 en
dc.subject Cabinet government en
dc.subject Ministerial selection en
dc.subject Dáil en
dc.subject Parliament en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Politics and government en
dc.title Selecting Irish government ministers : an alternative pathway? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 58 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 26 en
dc.neeo.contributor Coakley|John|aut| en


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