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Computer Analysis of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, 1946-1968 (ICPSR 5503)

Principal Investigator(s): Bleicher, Samuel A.


This data collection contains computer-coded content analyses of United Nations General Assembly resolutions in the period 1946-1968. The data were collected for the purpose of systematic study of the law-making capacities of the resolutions. For each resolution, coded information is provided for committee source, operative words, references (e.g., geographic entities and coordinates, subsidiary organizational units), and citations (e.g., United Nations Charter, the Statute and decisions of the International Court of Justice, the General Assembly Rules of Procedure, previous resolutions of the General Assembly and various Councils). Each resolution is further coded under other subject matters and functional categories, such as creation of committees, conciliation of a dispute, and interpretation of the United Nations Charter.

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Study Description


Bleicher, Samuel A. Computer Analysis of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, 1946-1968. ICPSR05503-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05503.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05503.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    decision making, diplomacy, international organizations, legislative bodies, nongovernmental organizations, policy making, United Nations

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1946--1968

Universe:    Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly in the period 1946-1968.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, aggregate data, survey data


Data Source:

official records of the United Nations General Assembly


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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