Academic Master

Human Resource And Management

Government 2306

A cabinet is an advisory group that is selected by the president with the purpose to provide assistance to the president in making decisions and coordinating the work with the federal government. Members of the cabinet selected from a diverse background like Congress, State Governors, City Mayors, and Academics. The selected members must pass a vote on Senate. The time they get the pass on from Senate they will become a member that will advise President on making decisions. Cabinet turnover and cabinet duration are distinctive elements of government stability in parliamentary systems (Huber et al., 2008). I do believe that they should advise the President in many decisions. As they come from different backgrounds the amount of knowledge they possess will help a President to make a decision that will be beneficial for both the government and the people. Cabinet run huge executive departments and spend high budgets on it. But collectively cabinet is not that much important because they have a problem of divided loyalty and there is no doctrine of collective responsibility. I do believe that cabinet members should have given more freedom of speech so that they can share their views and opinions more openly and do not feel that they have been neglected by the president. In USA president only focuses on some members of the cabinet to assist him in decision making rather than all members of the cabinet. Cabinet posses extensive knowledge and always look into the keen issues that the country is facing. It is just not only limited to doing research and ratify the issues but to discuss the issues and take a proper decision about them. There have been many issues that are of sensitive nature where President may not involve cabinet members but it is better for the President to take a decision on a collective basis.

Works Cited

Huber, John D., and Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo. “Replacing cabinet ministers: Patterns of ministerial stability in parliamentary democracies.” American Political Science Review 102.2 (2008): 169-180.



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