Membership and Decision-making

  • Peter R. Baehr
  • Leon Gordenker


In the 45 years of its existence, membership of the United Nations has more than tripled. In 1945, at its founding, the organization had 51 mem­bers. By 1992, membership had grown to 178 and is now almost universal. Since the sixties, African and Asian states have occupied a dominant numerical position, as Table 3.1 shows.


Member State Security Council Asian Group German Democratic Republic Weighted Vote 
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© Peter R. Baehr and Leon Gordenker 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Baehr
    • 1
  • Leon Gordenker
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden University and Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityUSA

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