This study focuses on how neocolonial dependence impacts the decision-making of states and their representatives on the floor of the United Nations. Neocolonialism has been a phenomenon prevalent in the international sphere since the departure of colonial powers from their respective colonies in the mid-20th century. Although colonialism has become obsolete, hegemonic states have adopted new methods of asserting power upon small states through the utilization of soft power. In this study, I conceptualize neocolonialism, use this criterion to identify various neocolonial dyads, and investigate how the phenomenon influences the decision-making of states in the United Nations. I synthesize and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data to draw conclusions about the influence of neocolonialism on the decision-making of states on the Security Council. My findings shed light on the strategies neocolonizers use to assert their influence on their neocolonies and show the presence of a legitimate voting coincidence between states in neocolonial relationships.
Rae, Mikael Emmanuel, "Examining the Prevalence of Neocolonialism in the United Nations" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8883.
Neocolonialism, United Nations, Hegemony, Dependency, World-Systems, International Relations, Security Council
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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