Application of a Power Function to Allocating Seats in the European Parliament Before and After Brexit

Janusz Łyko

Abstract

The paper puts forward a proposal how to apply a power function to allocate the seats in the European Parliament. First, a sequence of populations representing the entitlements of member states is modified by a power function, and then the allocation is performed using the classical, divisor method of apportionment. The results are compared with those obtained by a well-known allocation method called Cambridge Compromise. Our construction and conclusions regard a specific problem of establishing the composition of the European Parliament, but they can be easily generalized to any case of degressively proportional allocation of goods and obligations
Author Janusz Łyko (MISaF / IZM / KMiC)
Janusz Łyko,,
- Katedra Matematyki i Cybernetyki
Pages43-47
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Xiao X., Hauer T., Khan Sar (eds.): Proceedings of The 2017 4th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education, 2017, DEStech Publications, Inc. , ISBN 9781605955254, 451 p.
Keywords in EnglishDegressive proportionality, Fair division, European Parliament, Voting
DOIDOI:10.12783/dtssehs/icss2017/19388
URL http://dpi-proceedings.com/index.php/dtssehs/article/view/19388
Languageen angielski
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