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The Development of the Division of Power among the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament

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  • Laruelle, Annick
  • Widgrén, Mika

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Probabilistic measures of a priori voting power are useful tools to asses actors' influence on collective decision-making either for the purpose of designing a voting organ or to model particular policy cases. This paper makes an attempt to reduce a dynamic voting process into a cooperative voting game and uses the EU as an example. We propose a probabilistic reduced extensive form voting game. By subsequent specialization of power indices we are able to quantify, for example, to what extent the development of the decision-making procedures on the EU has changed the division of power among its main organs.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1600.

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Date of creation: Mar 1997
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1600

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Keywords: EU; Game Theory; Inter-governmental Conference; Voting Power;

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Cited by:
  1. Yener Kandogan, 2005. "Power analysis of the Nice Treaty on the future of European integration," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(10), pages 1147-1156.
  2. Yener Kandogan, 2003. "DEMOCRACY’S SPREAD: Elections and Sovereign Debt in Developing Countries," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 2003-576, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  3. František Turnovec, 2008. "National, Political and Institutional Influence in European Union Decision Making," Czech Economic Review, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, vol. 2(2), pages 154-173, September.

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