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Achaeans, Indians and Europeans: A Comparison of federations

By Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros Economou and Nicholas Kyriazis


In the present essay we undertake the comparison of three federations, the ancient Greek Achaean, with the modern Indian and the European Union (EU). We elaborate a set of criteria, democratization and cohesion, which include each four sub-criteria, in order to analyse the institutional set-up of the federations. We compare the three federations according to three criteria and conclude that the Achaean ranks first as to democratization, being the most democratic, with the EU a distant third, while as to cohesion, the Achaean and Indian rank close together, with the EU again a distant third.

Topics: H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies, H56 - National Security and War, H6 - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt, H77 - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession, K10 - General, Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
Year: 2014
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