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An Application of Attribute Theory to General Assembly Voting Patterns, and Some Implications

Jack E. Vincenta1

a1 Jack E. Vincent is professor of political science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

The primary purpose of this study1 is to relate a large number of variables, pertaining to the national attributes of the members of the United Nations, to the voting patterns of these members in the 23rd (1968) and 24th (1969) sessions of the General Assembly. This effort may be viewed as a continuation of an earlier one entitled “Predicting Voting Patterns in the General Assembly,”2 based on 1961 and 1963 data.3