Issue: 2009/Vol.19/No.4, Pages 110-124
FAIRNESS AND SQUARENESS: FAIR DECISION MAKING RULES IN THE EU COUNCIL?
Cite as: F. Turnovec. Fairness and squareness: fair decision making rules in the EU Council?. Operations Research and Decisions 2009: 19(4), 110-124.
In this paper we analyze the following problem: assuming that the distribution of voting weights in a simple voting committee is fair (whatever this means), how should we set up a voting rule to guarantee that the distribution of influence (relative voting power) is as close as possible to relative voting weights.
Keywords: fairness, indirect voting power, Penrose–Banzhaf power index, optimal quota, Shapley–Shubik power index, simple voting committee, square root rule