Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Publikation: "Changing Budgeting Administration in International Organizations"

Von Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz & Dr. Ronny Patz


Der Beitrag "Changing Budgeting Administration in International Organizations: Budgetary Pressures, Complex Principals and Administrative Leadership" von Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz und Dr. Ronny Patz wird im neuen Sammelband "International Bureaucracy" von Michael W. Bauer, Christoph Knill und Steffen Eckhard (Hrsg.) veröffentlicht. Das Buch ist Teil der Arbeit der DFG Forschungsgruppe "International Public Administration". Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz und Dr. Ronny Patz sind innerhalb der Forschungsgruppe für das Projekt "Timescapes of International Administrations: Time Rules and Time Horizons of Planning and Budgeting" verantwortlich, in dem die beiden aktuell insbesondere an Haushaltsprozessen im UN-System forschen.


This chapter combines insights from Comparative Public Administration (CPA) and International Relations (IRs) to explain change in the administrative organization and procedures of budgeting in international organizations (IOs). Such changes are typically triggered by budgetary pressures, but the form they take is decisively influenced by the constellation of principals and the reactions of administrative leaders. International public administrations (IPAs) often confront non-unified, complex principals that send ambiguous budgetary signals to the administration. Depending on whether administrative leaders are guided by budget-maximizing or bureau-shaping motivations, different adaptations in administrative structures and procedures for budgeting and resource mobilization result. We illustrate our argument with reference to three UN agencies, ILO, UNESCO and WHO.