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ODU political scientist Matthew DiLorenzo assesses the domestic and international sources of foreign policy change


Are political leaders constrained by the external conditions facing their countries as they try to change foreign policies? Examining voting in the UN General Assembly, he and co-author Bryan Rooney find consistent effects of leader turnover on changes in UN voting that persist across a wide range of international conditions.

Read more: International Constraints, Political Turnover, and Vo

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