Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83353
Authors: 
Turnovec, František
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IES Working Paper 1/2009
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.
Subjects: 
Council of Ministers
indirect voting power
Penrose-Banzhaf power index
Shapley-Shubik power index
square root rule
simple voting game
JEL: 
C71
D72
H77
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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