VoteWorld Comparative Parliamentary Roll-Call Voting Reference File

United Nations General Assembly

Basic Information:
Assembly website:
Size of assembly: 191
Method of appointment: delegate from each UN member state


Chai, Trong R. “ Chinese Policy Toward the Third World and the Superpowers in the UN General Assembly 1971-1977: A Voting Analysis,” International Organization 33:3 (Summer, 1979): 391-403.

Holloway, Steven, “Forty Years of United Nations General Assembly Voting,” Canadian Journal of Political Science; Revue canadienne de science politique 23:2 (June, 1990): 279-296.

Kim, Soo Yeon and Bruce Russett (1996) ‘The new politics of voting alignments in the United Nations General Assembly’, International Organization 50(4): 629-652.

Manno, Catherine Senf. “Majority Decisions and Minority Responses in the UN General Assembly,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 10:1 (March, 1966): 1-20.

Powers, Richard J. “United Nations Voting Alignments: A New Equilibrium,” Western Political Quarterly 33:2 (June, 1980): 167-184.

Rieselbach, Leroy N., “Quantitative Techniques for Studying Voting Behavior in the UN General Assembly,” International Organization 14:2 (Spring, 1960): 291-306.

Rowe, Edward T., “Changing Patterns in the Voting Success of Member States in the United Nations General Assembly: 1945-1966,” International Organization 23:2 (Spring, 1969): 231-253.

Russett, Bruce M. “Discovering Voting Groups in the United Nations,” American Political Science Review 60:2 (June, 1966): 327-339.

Todd, James E. “An Analysis of Security Council Voting Behavior,” The Western Political Quarterly 22:1 (March 1969): 61-78.

Todd , James E, “The ‘Law-Making' Behavior of States in the United Nations as a Function of Their Location within Formal World Regions.” International Studies Quarterly 15:3 (Sep., 1971): 297-315.

Voeten, Erik (2000) ‘Clashes in the Assembly’, International Organization 54(2): 185-215.

Wittkopf, Eugene R. “Foreign Aid and the United Nations Votes: A Comparative Study,” American Political Science Review 67:3 (September, 1973): 868-888

Contact: Erik Voeten (George Washington University)
Period covered: 1946-2002

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