Accession Number:

AD0723825

Title:

An Examination of Voting Patterns in the 23rd and 24th Sessions of the General Assembly

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. for Mar 1971

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE