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.
Speaker's Short Bio:
Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd is a researcher with a focus on political elites and the composition of cabinets in Africa. Daniel is the creator of the African Cabinet Political Elite Dataset (ACPED), and worked with his supervisor on the Armed Conflict Location Event Dataset (ACLED). Both projects were overseen by Professor Clionadh Raleigh at the University of Sussex.