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Achaeans, Indians and Europeans: A Comparison of federations

Economou, Emmanouel/Marios/Lazaros and Kyriazis, Nicholas (2014): Achaeans, Indians and Europeans: A Comparison of federations.


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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.

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