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The constitutional dilemma of European integration

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  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter

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The paper analyzes European integration from a constitutional economics perspective. It is argued that the use of the Prisoners' Dilemma as a description of the advantages of European integration is fallacious. If the situation is a PD, the solution is impossible; if it is not, it is unnecessary.

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  • Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 1998. "The constitutional dilemma of European integration," MPRA Paper 35437, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35437
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    1. Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2005. "Ulysses and the Rent-Seekers: The Benefits and Challenges of Constitutional Constraints on Leviathan," Ratio Working Papers 68, The Ratio Institute.
    2. Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter, 2012. "Frihed mellem fornuft og skepsis
      [Liberty - between reason and skepticism]
      ," MPRA Paper 43542, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Prisoners Dilemma; constitutions; constitutional economics; public choice; European Union;

    JEL classification:

    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior

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