Multilateral Treaty Instrument Weights Data Set

The purpose of this project was to develop a weighting system for multilateral treaty membership which measures the relative prominence each treaty deposited with the UN Secretary General in order to compare the importance of signing or ratifying treaties in each year for each country that can potentially sign each document. The weighted membership score will provide the ability to identify countries that are more or less embedded in specific treaties and measure the importance of relative issue areas. The weights will also be used the calculated shared dyadic treaty affinity, the total weight of all shared treaties between two countries.

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Suggested APA citation: Moyer, J. D., Bohl, D. K., McPhee, J., & Turner, S. Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. (2016). Diplometrics: Multilateral Treaty Instrument Weights [Data file]. Retrieved from