Object structure

Title:

Degressively proportional apportionment of seats in the European Parliament : from a simple idea to a problematic legal rule

Group publication title:

Mathematical Economics

Creator:

Cegiełka, Katarzyna

Subject and Keywords:

degressive proportionality ; allocation of seats ; European Parliament

Description:

Mathematical Economics, 2016, Nr 12 (19), s.15-30

Abstrakt:

The proportional representation of citizens in collegial bodies is today the most frequently applied solution among electoral systems. It assumes an ideal condition with one delegate representing the same number of inhabitants, perceived as the fairest solution. However, in the European Parliament, fairness is seen somewhat differently. Due to the considerable dissimilarity of member states as regards the numbers of their populations, it is assumed as fair that delegates from less populous countries represent more citizens that those from more populous countries. Yet this seemingly uncomplicated idea, soon referred to as degressive proportionality, turned out to be a major problem in practice. This paper presents the story of the efforts to formalize degressive proportionality by members of the European Parliament

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2016

Resource Type:

artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

doi:10.15611/me.2016.12.02

Language:

eng

Relation:

Mathematical Economics, 2016, Nr 12 (19)

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich zgodnie z licencją

License:

CC BY-NC-ND

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu