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From Rome to Lisbon and Beyond: Member States' Power, Efficiency, and Proportionality in the EU Council of Ministers

Antonakakis, Nikolaos and Badinger, Harald and Reuter, Wolf Heinrich (2014) From Rome to Lisbon and Beyond: Member States' Power, Efficiency, and Proportionality in the EU Council of Ministers. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 175. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of EU member states' power, the EU's capability to act (efficiency), and the proportionality of the voting system in the Council of Ministers from the treaties of Rome in 1958 till the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 and beyond, using a wide range of alternative power indices. Moreover, it considers explicitly the relevance of additional legal provisions (such as the 'Luxembourg Compromise', the 'Demographic Clause', and the 'Ioannina Compromise') and the implications of novel, more recently introduced voting rules such as reverse qualified majority voting. (authors' abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Council / Enlargement / Efficiency / EU / Member States / Power Index
Classification Codes: JEL D72, K33, E61
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Claudia Tering-Raunig
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 11:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 11:32
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4164

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