A Small State's Campaign to Get Elected to the UNSC: Iceland’s Ambitious Failed Attempt

You can now find one of my latest publications, co-authored with Jóna Sólveig Elínardóttir and Anna Margrét Eggertsdóttir, in an open-access format here.

We conclude that the decision to run for a seat and the core message of the campaign was largely based on the quest to enhance Iceland’s status among international actors. However, the country’s lack of resources, limited international engagement and domestic debate about the candidacy became a hindrance. Iceland succeeded in using its smallness to build good momentum for its candidacy but in the end it failed due to weaknesses associated with its small size and its lack of contributions, competence and ideational commitment in the UN.

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