Military Participation in Government Data (MPG)
As a part of my dissertation research and with support from an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, I have collected original time-series cross-national data on the number and type of cabinet- and state council-level positions held by military officers from 1964-2008. The data includes dummy variables for specific government positions -- e.g., "The Minister of Interior is a military officer" -- as well as counts of the total number of positions held by military officers and counts of security and non-security positions held by military officers. The data also includes counts of the total number of positions for each category allowing for proportions that capture relative military participation in government.
To learn more about how I am applying this data in my research, please click here.
I also discuss this data as it applies to potential cabinet appointments in the Trump administration in a post at the Monkey Cage.
Proportion of national cabinet or state-council positions held by military officers in 2005