This thesis aims at studying institutional change and why institutions resist change. The United Nations Security Council is chosen as the case study. The Security Council is an unprecedent organization crowned as the only organization that can legitimize use of force and its reform is a long-standing issue. While there are considerable efforts and tremendous public support to realize a reform, initiatives to that end seem to be destined to fail. To understand the nature of these attempts and the reasons of their nonsuccess, path dependency and principal agent theory will be utilized as they are both successful and complementary in understanding change in institutions. Official meeting records of the United Nations General Assembly meetings will be employed as the primary sources of information. With this, how member states justify their positions will be highlighted and matters of contentions will be determined

Dr. Adrià Albareda Sanz, Jasper Eshuis
Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Ahmet Ferda Karadeniz. (2022, August 7). WHY CAN’T THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM BE REALIZED DESPITE MANY EFFORTS TO THAT END?. Public Administration. Retrieved from