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Index of Power for Cabinet


  • Jacek W. Mercik

    (Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management, Wroclaw University of Technology,Wroclaw, Poland)


We formulate a voting model for a legislature composed of many disjoint and cohesive subgroups and we define a power index for a cabinet which is nominated by this legislature. Each subgroup has a leader, and its cohesiveness is measured by the probability that a member votes the same way as the leader, which presumably could be different for non-leader members within a subgroup. We examine the relative power of the cabinet as a function of the sizes and cohesiveness of supporting groups. The example of the Polish cabinet is used.

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  • Jacek W. Mercik, 2000. "Index of Power for Cabinet," Homo Oeconomicus, Institute of SocioEconomics, vol. 17, pages 125-136.
  • Handle: RePEc:hom:homoec:v:17:y:2000:p:125-136

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