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On influence and compromise in two-tier voting systems

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We examine two aspects of the mathematical basis for two-tier voting systems, such as that of the Council of the European Union. These aspects concern the use of square-root weights and the choice of quota.

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  • Grimmett, Geoffrey R., 2019. "On influence and compromise in two-tier voting systems," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 35-45.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:100:y:2019:i:c:p:35-45
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2019.05.003
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