Country or leader? Political change and UN general assembly voting
Jensen, Nathan M.
- Working Paper
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In this project we explore the relationship between leader change and relations between states. Voting in the United Nation's General Assembly (UNGA) is often used as a measure of political proximity between countries. We use UN voting coincidence to examine how changes in leadership affect relations. Specifically, we examine how political change affects a country's voting with the United States. In this paper we explore how leadership change affects UNGA voting. Using differences between "key" and "non-key" UN votes to the United States, we explore if political change is driven by preference change or by a changing external position. While political change has little impact on voting on non-key issues (state preferences) we find that after leadership change, countries are more likely to vote in line with the United States on key UN votes Show more
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Journal / seriesKOF Working Papers
PublisherKOF, ETH Zürich
SubjectNations Unies; POLITISCHE REFORMEN + POLITISCHER WANDEL + REFORMPOLITIK (INNENPOLITIK); RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE AND PEOPLE (INTERNAL POLITICS); WAHLVERHALTEN + STIMMVERHALTEN (INNENPOLITIK); ELECTION BEHAVIOUR + VOTING BEHAVIOUR (INTERNAL POLITICS); key votes; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly voting; VERHÄLTNIS ZWISCHEN BEVÖLKERUNG UND STAAT (INNENPOLITIK); POLITICAL REFORMS + POLITICAL TRANSITION + REFORM POLITICS (INTERNAL POLITICS)
Organisational unit02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
NotesDate posted 18 March 2009, Last revised 18 March 2009.
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