Power , Connected Coalitions , and Efficiency : Challenges to the Council of the European Union

@inproceedings{HOSLI2006PowerC,
  title={Power , Connected Coalitions , and Efficiency : Challenges to the Council of the European Union},
  author={MADELEINE O. HOSLI},
  year={2006}
}
  • MADELEINE O. HOSLI
  • Published 2006
This article is concerned with challenges to reforming the voting procedures of the Council of the European Union (EU). The next major waves of EU enlargement will cause the Union to increase to a membership of first twenty-one, and then twenty-six or possibly even more states. How does enlargement affect the Council’s inherent "capacity to act" under the currently used qualified majority voting rule? It is demonstrated here that the expected increase in EU membership will most likely induce a… CONTINUE READING