Democratic South Africa's Foreign Policy

Voting Behaviour in the United Nations

  • Suzanne Graham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


This book provides readers with the first comprehensive study of South Africa’s foreign policy conducted in a multilateral setting, by placing on record over 1000 of South Africa’s votes at the United Nations over a 20 year period. The study investigates consistency in terms of South Africa’s declared foreign policy and its actual voting practices at the United Nations.

Democratic South Africa’s Foreign Policy: Voting Behaviour in the United Nations offers a compendium of South Africa’s United Nations behaviour during a poignant transitional period in the country’s recent history. In setting out a framework for analysing the conduct of other countries’ voting behaviour in parallel with this study, it can be used to advance the field as a useful comparative tool. This book presents the material needed for International Relations scholars and practitioners in the field to make a reasoned and reflective assessment of this dimension of South Africa’s foreign policy. 


Democracy Voting action human rights nuclear disarmament non-proliferation united nations general assembly democracy foreign policy international organization international relations Policy political science politics United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Graham
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  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of JohannesburgSouth Africa

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