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Votes in the UN General Assembly

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ISBN13: 9789041105646
ISBN: 9041105646
Published: March 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Paperback
Price: £109.00



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This volume describes the workings of the international community's most representative forum between the 1940s and the 1990s. It chronicles the behaviour of States through their participation in the debates on, and search for solutions to, the crucial problems facing humanity. The book also offers a detailed analysis of how countries vote in the Assembly.

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Contents:
Part 1 The stage and the actors: the international community's most representative forum, a universal organization, the rules of the game, regarding majorities and minorities; a half-century of debates, an ever-heavier agenda, consistency and contradiction, the difficult questions, the fundamental issues, the organization's functioning.
Part 2 Voting patterns: the resolutions and the votes, an ocean of resolutions, the vetoes in the security council, triple, double and single rejections; coincidences and discrepancies, the tools of analysis, general trends, 1946-1996, some signposts, the five stages, the countours of a new agenda.