EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Eine “fünfte Freiheit” für Europa: Stärkung des politischen Wettbewerbs durch “FOCJ”

Eichenberger Reiner
Additional contact information
Eichenberger Reiner: Institut für empirische Wirtschaftsforschung der Universität Zürich Blümlisalpstr. 10

Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 1996, vol. 45, issue 1, 110-134

Abstract: Competition and open markets are the battle-songs of the EU. While they gave birth to the four economic freedoms, political competition has been neglected. Thus, a future European constitution should strengthen political competition by guaranteeing a fifth freedom: Citizens and communities are allowed to found Functional, Over-lapping and Competing Jurisdictions. These FOCJ build on Modern Political Economics. However, similar institutions have existed in European history, and are successful today in the form of U.S. special districts and Swiss functional, democratic and overlapping communities. FOCJ prove to be welfare-increasing, and the counter-arguments not to be valid.

Date: 1996
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zfwp.1996.45.issu ... -0107.xml?format=INT (text/html)
For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:lus:zwipol:v:45:y:1996:i:1:p:110-134:n:7

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/zfwp

Access Statistics for this article

Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik is currently edited by Juergen B. Donges, Steffen J. Roth, Achim Wambach and Christian Watrin

More articles in Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik from De Gruyter
Series data maintained by Peter Golla ().

 
Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:lus:zwipol:v:45:y:1996:i:1:p:110-134:n:7