An Examination of Voting Patterns in the 23rd and 24th Sessions of the General Assembly
Research rept. for Mar 1971
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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The study ascertains scale values for United Nations members on a large number of heterogenous variables national attribute data correlates the obtained scale values with general assembly voting pattern data 23rd and 24th Sessions draws conclusions and generalizations from the observed relationships and discusses the relationship of the findings to previous research and to certain theories of international behavior. The three most important predictors of General Assembly voting were found to be economic development, democracy and U.S. relations. Economically developed states were almost consistently against the majority, when significant correlations emerged on the issues, while Democracy and U.S. Relations were with the majority on some issues and opposed on others. The techniques of analysis included Spearmans Rho factor analysis, and cononical correlation.
- Government and Political Science