Qualified majority voting explained
AbstractWe explain the issue of the decision rule of the EU's Council of Ministers. We outline, in as non-technical fashion as we can, the mathematical theory (due to L S Penrose) that addresses this sort of issue. We assess the decision rule prescribed in the Nice Treaty as well as that included in the Draft Constitution proposed by the European Convention. Finally, we propose our own solution to this problem.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 24230.
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Publication status: Published in Homo Oeconomicus, December, 2004, 21(3/4), pp. 573-595. ISSN: 0943-0180
EU Council of Ministers; EU Constitution; qualified majority voting; voting power;
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