EconStor >
The University of Nottingham >
Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx), The University of Nottingham >
CeDEx Discussion Paper Series, The University of Nottingham >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/49700
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLe Breton, Michelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMontero, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZaporozhets, Veraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26T13:24:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-26T13:24:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49700-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze and evaluate the different decision rules describing the Council of Ministers of the EU starting from 1958 up to date. All the existing studies use the Banzhaf index (for binary voting) or the Shapley-Shubik index (for distributive politics). We argue that the nucleolus can be considered an appropriate power measure in distributive situations and an alternative to the Shapley-Shubik index. We then calculate the nucleolus and compare the results of our calculations with the conventional measures. In the second part, we analyze the power of the European citizens as measured by the nucleolus under the egalitarian criterion proposed by Felsenthal and Machover (1998), and characterize the first best situation. Based on these results we propose a methodology for the design of the optimal (fair) decision rules. We perform the optimization exercise for the earlier stages of the EU within a restricted domain of voting rules, and conclude that Germany should receive more than the other three large countries under the optimal voting rule.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCEDEX Nottinghamen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeDEx discussion paper series 2011-03en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleVoting power in the EU Council of Ministers and fair decision making in distributive politicsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn655720898en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
Appears in Collections:CeDEx Discussion Paper Series, The University of Nottingham

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
655720898.pdf1.12 MBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.