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

Author(s): † prof. RNDr. Ing. František Turnovec CSc.,
Type: Articles in refereed journals
Year: 2009
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 2066-4885
Published in: The Romanian Review of European Governance Studies
Publishing place: Babes-Bolay University, Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: Co-decision procedure, committee system, consultation procedure, federation, index of federalism, intergovernmental organization
JEL codes: C71, D72, H77
Suggested Citation: Turnovec F. (2009), How much of Federalism in the European Union? Romanian Review of European Governance Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 4-24.
Grants: GACR 402/09/1066: Political Economy of Voting Behavior: Rational Voter Theory and Models of Strategic Voting IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
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.
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