Cooperative initiative for the study of governments in presidential regimes

The Presidential Cabinets Project

Our Goal

Cabinets are at the center of policy and politics in presidential countries but our understanding of how they are formed, how they operate, and how they relate to other institutions is still partial and fragmented. We proposes an integrative research agenda organized around related thematic modules, each one associated both with research outputs and the creation of corresponding datasets.

Conducted by a

Quality data requires deep local knowledge. Teams of country experts are in charge of following their country’s cabinets and gather accurate data on their composition and dynamics. This data includes information on cabinet design and decision-making; ministers’ affiliations, background and trajectories; and patterns of government stability.

Supported by an

Research on presidential cabinets has largely relied on individual efforts, leading to disconnected data that obstruct comparison and theoretical development. One of our main goals  is the construction of a comprehensive dataset on cabinets, based on a transparent set of criteria, and gathered and updated periodically by teams of country experts.

FCT -Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

This site was created with the financial support of FCT through the IF/00506/2015/CP1316/CT0001 project.

ICS - Instituto de Ciencias Sociais
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill