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What determines the tenure of cabinet members? : A comparative study of Korea and the United States, 1948-2013

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  • What determines the tenure of cabinet members?
  • Sung, Sea Young
  • Seoul National University


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Title What determines the tenure of cabinet members?
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A comparative study of Korea and the United States, 1948-2013

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Author(English)

Sung, Sea Young

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[Seoul, S.Korea]:Seoul National University

Date 2014
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Journal of Policy Studies:vol. 29(no. 3)
Pages 21
Subject Country United States(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Political Systems
Government and Law < Political Science
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This article analyzes the determinants of the tenure of cabinet members in Korea and the United States from 1948 to 2013. It concentrates on three sets of factors that can affect the tenure of cabinet members: the personal characteristics of the cabinet member, his or her political characteristics, and the characteristics of the president under whom the cabinet member serves. This article finds that some of the personal and political characteristics of the cabinet member affect the length of a minister’s tenure in Korea. However, these same characteristics do not affect the length of tenure of cabinet members in the United States, although the characteristics of the president do have an impact on the tenure length of cabinet members in both Korea and the United States. The mix of a presidential system with a parliamentary system in Korea perhaps accounts for difference between the two countries. (The rest omitted)