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Strategic versus Non-strategic Voting Power in the EU Council of Ministers : The Consultation Procedure

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Napel, Stefan ; Widgrén, Mika:
Strategic versus Non-strategic Voting Power in the EU Council of Ministers : The Consultation Procedure.
In: Social Choice and Welfare. Vol. 37 (2011) Issue 3 . - pp. 511-541.
ISSN 1432-217X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00355-010-0502-5

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This paper evaluates the distribution of power within the Council of the European Union from the a priori perspective of constitutional design using two distinct ap- proaches: (1) applying traditional voting power indices; (2) carrying out strategic equi- librium analysis of the EU’s consultation procedure. It clarifies why both approaches lead to different power indications, and investigates the determinants of the differences’ magnitudes. Depending on one’s assumptions about behavior of the consultation proce- dure’s agenda setter, the European Commission, traditional indices turn out to deliver a good approximation also of relative strategic power in the Council.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Voting power; spatial voting; agenda setting; Council of Ministers; European Commission
Subject classification: C70, D71, H77
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics IV > Chair Economics IV - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Napel
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 09:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 08:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/30227