Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101597
Authors: 
Goerke, Laszlo
Piazolo, Kathrin
Year of Publication: 
1997
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie II, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 "Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft", Universität Konstanz 336
Abstract: 
In 1993 the EU created a new procedure for social policy legislation. As the UK objected to its inclusion into the 'Maastricht Treaty1 the Social Chapter was established as separate agreement. A central features is that trade unions and employer organisations, the social partners, can propose legislation. Two legally contentious issues are analysed using simple game-theoretic principles: a) whether Commission and Council are endowed with discretion, b) whether either of them can amend proposals. While discretion restricts the social partners' influence, the right to amend might render the mechanisms laid down in the Social Chapter ineffective.
Subjects: 
Decision-Making
European Union
Legal Interpretation
Social Chapter
JEL: 
D72
D78
F02
K33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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