- Series Information
- Political Leadership and Economic Reform: The Brazilian Experience in the Context of Latin America
- Politics of Fiscal Reforms in Peru
- The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy: The Experience of Chile
- Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation
- Monetary Policy under Uncertainty
- A Historical Perspective on the Political Economy of Inequality in Latin America
- Cuban Economic Policies, 1990–2010: Achievements and Shortcomings
- Global and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1990–2010
- Does Asia Matter? The Political Economy of Latin America’s International Relations
- A Catalyst for Hope: China’s Opportunity for Latin America
- How (Not) to Produce Effective Policies?: Institutions and Policymaking in Latin America
- The Politics of Global Financial Markets in Latin America
- Cabinet Stability and Policymaking in Latin America
- International Capital Markets and Their Latin American Discontents
- Natural Resources and Democracy in Latin America: Neither Curse Nor Blessing
- Contrasting Capitalisms: Latin America in Comparative Perspective
- Ulysses and the Sirens: Political and Technical Rationality in Latin America
- Killing Me Softly: Local Termites and Fiscal Violence in Brazil and Mexico
- The Political Economy of Public Spending and Fiscal Deficits: Lessons for Latin America
- Taxation and Democracy in Latin America
- Revisiting Political Budget Cycles in Latin America
- Labor Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Missing Reform
Abstract and Keywords
This article uses data on the composition of cabinets in the presidential systems of Latin America to show variation in patterns of cabinet stability across the region. First, it reviews the existing literature on different ways to measure political stability, in particular the stability of cabinets, the causes of cabinet instability, and the link between cabinet stability and policymaking. It then provides data on patterns of cabinet stability in Latin America and on its relationship with different aspects of policymaking in the region.
Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo is an assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a PhD from Columbia University.
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