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Turnovec F. (2009), How much of Federalism in the European Union

Author(s): † prof. RNDr. Ing. František Turnovec CSc.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2009
Number: 19
Published in: IES Working Papers 19/2009
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Co-decision procedure, committee system, consultation procedure, European Union decision making, federation, intergovernmental organization, qualified majority, power indices, simple voting committee
JEL codes: C71, D72, H77
Suggested Citation: Turnovec, F. (2009). “ How much of Federalism in the European Union ” IES Working Paper 19/2009. IES FSV. Charles University.
Grants: GACR 402/09/1066: Political Economy of Voting Behavior: Rational Voter Theory and Models of Strategic Voting
Abstract: The European Union (EU) is not de jure a federation, but after 50 years of institutional evolution it possesses attributes of a federal state. One can conclude that EU is “something between” federation and intergovernmental organization. If we measure “something between” by interval [0, 1], where 0 means fully intergovernmental organization and 1 means de facto federation, the questions are: What is the location of recent EU on this interval? What tendency of development of this location can be observed in time? In this paper we propose such a measure based on game-theoretical model of European Union decision making system.
Downloadable: WP 2009_19_Turnovec.pdf




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