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The United Nations in Latin America: Aiding Development
     

The United Nations in Latin America: Aiding Development

by Francis Adams
 

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The United Nations has increased its worldwide efforts to promote sustainable development. In this book, noted scholar Francis Adams examines the United Nations' actions in Latin America, particularly in light of meeting basic human needs, promoting gender equity, and preserving natural environments. While previous books have focused on a single UN agency, this

Overview

The United Nations has increased its worldwide efforts to promote sustainable development. In this book, noted scholar Francis Adams examines the United Nations' actions in Latin America, particularly in light of meeting basic human needs, promoting gender equity, and preserving natural environments. While previous books have focused on a single UN agency, this book is the first to analyze the development work of various UN institutions and agencies that sponsor economic and social programs in the developing world as well as the UN's various funding initiatives, global conferences, and institutional goals. This book will be a necessary addition for students and scholars of Latin American politics and Development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415806138
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2009
Series:
Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics Series , #2
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Francis Adams is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University. He is the author of From Economic Nationalism to Neo-Liberalism (1993), Dollar Diplomacy: United States Economic Assistance to Latin America (2000), and Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America (2003). He also co-edited Globalization and the Dilemmas of the State in the South (1999).

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