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The New Politics of Financing the UN
     

The New Politics of Financing the UN

by Anthony McDermott
 

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The UN has suffered from its earliest days as a result of persistent financial problems, which left it on the edge of apparent bankruptcy. This book looks at the history of the regular and peace-keeping budgets. It focuses on the role of the United States, simultaneously the UN's biggest contributor of funds and its largest debtor. It examines possible solutions

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The UN has suffered from its earliest days as a result of persistent financial problems, which left it on the edge of apparent bankruptcy. This book looks at the history of the regular and peace-keeping budgets. It focuses on the role of the United States, simultaneously the UN's biggest contributor of funds and its largest debtor. It examines possible solutions against the background today of the UN attempting to reform itself to meet the challenges posed by globalization and an increasing number of civil wars.

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...a detailed, well researched, and ultimately, very useful book... International Journal

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McDermott, a researcher at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, looks at the history of finances and budgeting in the UN, and details reforms that will enable the UN to cope with globalization and share its peacekeeping and humanitarian burdens with other international and non-governmental bodies. He examines fundraising methods, looks in detail at the regular budget and the peacekeeping budget, and describes the role of the US as the organization's most important provider of funds and simultaneously its largest debtor. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312222246
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/03/1999
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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Anthony McDermott is Senior Researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.

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