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Turnovec F. (2009), Fairness and Squareness: Fair Decision Making Rules in the EU Council?

Author(s): † prof. RNDr. Ing. František Turnovec CSc.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2009
Number: 1
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Published in: IES Working Papers 1/2009
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Council of Ministers, indirect voting power, Penrose-Banzhaf power index, Shapley-Shubik power index, square root rule, simple voting game
JEL codes: C71, D72, H77
Suggested Citation: Turnovec, F. (2009). “ Fairness and Squareness: Fair Decision Making Rules in the EU Council? ” IES Working Paper 1/2009. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR 402/09/1066: Political Economy of Voting Behavior: Rational Voter Theory and Models of Strategic Voting
Abstract: The concept of fair representation of voters in a committee representing different voters’ groups, such as national representations in union of states, is discussed. This concept, introduced into discussion about voting rights in the Council of European Union in 2004, was narrowed to proposal of distribution of voting weights among the member states proportionally to square roots of population. Such a distribution should guarantee the same indirect voting power to each EU citizen, measured by Penrose-Banzhaf index of voting power. In this paper we attempt to clarify this concept.
Downloadable: WP 2009_01_Turnovec

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