Felsenthal, Dan S. and Machover, Moshé
Myths and meanings of voting power : comments on a symposium.
Journal of theoretical politics, 13
These are comments on the Symposium 'Power Indices and the European Union' in the July 1999 issue of this Journal. We point out several common inter-connected confusions and errors concerning the meaning of voting power. We stress the vital distinction between two different intuitive notions of voting power. We emphasize the need for a unified approach to the study of a priori and actual voting power. We show that the family of 'strategic' measures proposed by some of the participants in the Symposium are a natural generalization of the Banzhaf measure.
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||Actual and a priori voting power, European Union, I-power, P-power, strategic measures
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