Nav 10-2: Voting in the Council

Length Browsing: 10 minutes Reporting: 20 minutes
  • To gain a better understanding of voting patterns in the Council.
  • To learn to locate and analyze Council voting records.
Introduction In chapter 10, we have shown that decision-making in the Council is characterized by a culture of consensus. In this exercise, you will examine this claim by looking at the results of votes cast in the Council.
  • Browse a couple of votes and check whether the patterns resemble the practice of consensus seeking described in the book. Try to find an instance where one or more member states voted against or abstained.
  • How would you explain why they did so in that specific case?

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