Past Events


IFG 2 Public Lecture Series: Elite Power-sharing, Political Instability and the Allocation of Ministerial Posts in Africa, Speaker: Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd, University of Sussex


How do political events and factors influence the composition of senior government elites? This presentation uses a newly created African Cabinet Political Elite Dataset (ACPED) to demonstrate how political factors such as regime strength or economic growth, along with key events such as elections or mass protest, exert influence on how leaders or regimes compose the highest echelons of their government.


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