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The Impact of Recent Enlargements on EU Voting Cohesion at the United Nations General Assembly.

Schurmann, Daniel (2014) The Impact of Recent Enlargements on EU Voting Cohesion at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Abstract:The European Union seeks to strengthen its perception as a strong actor in international politics. This is done by aiming to speak with one voice (or one vote) in international organizations like the UN General Assembly, but to what extend does the EU measure up to this objective? And more specifically, what is the effect of enlargement on EU voting cohesion? This study compares EU-15 and EU-28 cohesion scores across policy fields before and after enlargement in the General Assembly. In essence, Eastern European countries are more cohesive voters than EU-15 countries. But Cyprus and Malta cause increased voting defection, which means there is no general rule whether enlargement increases or decreases EU voting cohesion.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65475
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