Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
Vice presidential picks don't have much direct effect on campaigns, but can give voters insight on a candidate's judgment and leadership ability. Early Cabinet selections are likely to be similar.
By giving minister positions to both supporting and opposing parties, Jokowi seems to want to consolidate political power in this second government period.
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Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Scott Morrison's new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has revived a presidential advisory unit shut down by his predecessor. He needs it if he is to use his power effectively to improve his government's policy coherence.
The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they'd hold.
New research shows that female politicians spend more on health and education, improving the well-being of a population.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled his ministry, rewarding his supporters who also making room for some Peter Dutton supporters - with the exception of Tony Abbott.
It's been a rough ride lately, but maybe, just maybe, the PM could now navigate her way to Brexit success.
The UK has a constitutional convention of collective ministerial responsibility. Here's why it matters – and must endure.
We need to balance a legitimate desire for transparency in politics with the need for free and thoughtful debate.
It's increasingly difficult for investigative journalists to hold governments to account – partly due to anti-terror and security laws making it harder for whistleblowers to act.
The billionaires, business leaders and other elites who gathered in Davos praised the president's policies, yet research on the politics of economic growth suggests it's too soon to celebrate.
The arguments about a potential Australian republic in cabinet submissions suggest a failure of imagination and, more seriously, of trust.
Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn't mean women have the same amount of power.