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Assigning powers in the European Union in the light of yardstick competition among governments

  • SALMON, Pierre


    (LATEC Université de Bourgogne)

Intergovernmental yardstick competition is based on voters comparing the performance of their own elected government with what obtains in other jurisdictions. This mechanism can produce results that are favourable to voters but it may also be the case that it has consequences that are not favourable. Both cases are given some attention in the essay. Some of their implications for the assignment of powers in the European Union are then derived.

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Paper provided by LEG, Laboratoire d'Economie et de Gestion, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne in its series LEG - Document de travail - Economie with number 2003-03.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:lat:legeco:2003-03
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