Application of a Power Function to Allocating Seats in the European Parliament Before and After Brexit
AbstractThe 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
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|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 English||Degressive proportionality, Fair division, European Parliament, Voting|
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