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The Stability of International Coalitions in United Nations Voting from 1946 to 1973

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  • Holcombe, Randall G
  • Sobel, Russell S

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The stability of outcomes under democratic decision-making is a significant issue in public choice. Several factors might make U.N. voting blocs less stable than blocs in national legislatures. Nevertheless, the data suggest that, from 1946 to 1973, United Nations voting blocs were relatively stable. Nations that leave their blocs tend to vote with nearby blocs, rather than making large ideological shifts, and tend to return to their old blocs. There does not appear to be cycles in United Nations voting blocs. Furthermore, the blocs can be ranked on a stable single-dimensioned continuum, lending further evidence that United Nations voting blocs are stable. Copyright 1996 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Holcombe, Randall G & Sobel, Russell S, 1996. "The Stability of International Coalitions in United Nations Voting from 1946 to 1973," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 86(1-2), pages 17-34, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:86:y:1996:i:1-2:p:17-34
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    1. Ginsburgh, Victor & Noury, Abdul G., 2008. "The Eurovision Song Contest. Is voting political or cultural?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 41-52, March.
    2. Pincin, Jared, 2012. "Foreign aid and political influence of the development assistance committee countries," MPRA Paper 39668, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Axel Dreher & Jan-Egbert Sturm, 2012. "Do the IMF and the World Bank influence voting in the UN General Assembly?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 151(1), pages 363-397, April.

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