Time managment

This article on the LSE European Politics blog examines the proposition that the accession of Eastern Europe, post soviet states led to a decision sclerosis in the European Union. One of¬†Dimiter Toshkov’s analytic tools examines the average speed of decisions taken as well as analysing the number of times each country votes “No” and wins. I also like his charting techniques.

The¬†issue of delay reminded me of the time I looked at votes/MEP and the amount of time an MEP might get in Parliament. I was exploring increasing the size of the Parliament …. but doing so at the scale I was considering would have an adverse impact on the time each MEP might get to speak. This implies the need to deploy a parallelism by having more committees and commissions that can meet at the same time. There’s probably a limit to the size of a representative assembly but it isn’t the 400-700 that seems popular in the western democracies, many Union conferences are much larger and meet less frequently.

 

Time managment

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