Dominant Party Rule, Elections, and Cabinet Instability in African Autocracies

  title={Dominant Party Rule, Elections, and Cabinet Instability in African Autocracies},
  author={Alex Kroeger},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={79 - 101}
  • Alex Kroeger
  • Published 9 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • British Journal of Political Science
This article draws on the authoritarian institutions literature to explain the role of dominant parties in constraining the ability of autocrats to reshuffle cabinet ministers. Dominant party leaders are constrained in their ability to frequently reshuffle ministers by the need to maintain credible power-sharing commitments with party elites. These constraints also produce distinct temporal patterns of instability where large reshuffles occur following elections. Conversely, personalist leaders… 

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