|February 2020, revised in June 2022
|UN Security Council Elections as an Incentive for Compliance
|Johann Caro-Burnett and Eric Weese
|Existing theoretical models of the United Nations' Security Council elections predict that countries that have demands placed on them are rewarded with election to the Security Council. We show empirically that countries that have greater demands placed upon them by Security Council resolutions, are more likely to be elected. Furthermore, although countries comply with resolutions leading up to their election, compliance decreases after they are elected. Finally, we show that countries that have not been in the Security Council recently, and thus are due for election, have additional requests made on them.
|Election Incentives, Self-Enforcing Agreements, United Nations, UN Security Council, Security Council Resolutions.
|Paper in English (40 pages)