Nav 10-2: Voting in the Council

Length Browsing: 10 minutes Reporting: 20 minutes
Goal
  • To gain a better understanding of voting patterns in the Council.
  • To learn to locate and analyze Council voting records.
Introduction In chapter 10, we have shown that decision-making in the Council is characterized by a culture of consensus. In this exercise, you will examine this claim by looking at the results of votes cast in the Council.
Steps
Questions
  • As your browsing the records, identify the instances where the vote was not unanimous. How often did member states abstain or vote against a proposal? Do the patterns confirm the practice of consensus seeking described in the book?
Links https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/documents-publications/public-register/votes/

© All exercises copyright Herman Lelieveldt and Sebastiaan Princen 2022

Cambridge University Press

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