Klaus Goetz How Do International Organizations Put Together Their Budgets?

Klaus Goetz holds the Chair in Political Systems and European Integration at the Department of Political Science, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. Previous positions include that of Chair in German and European Politics and Government at the University of Potsdam and that of Senior Lecturer and Reader in Government at the London School of Economics. The University of Bordeaux and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, are among his various visiting appointments. He is co-editor of West European Politics and until 2014 he used to be a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Policy. Occasionally he acts as a consultant for the World Bank and other institutions.

Area of Research

Political Science

since 2013

Chair in Political Systems and European Integration

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science

2006-2013

Chair in German and European Politics and Government

University of Potsdam (Universität Potsdam)

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

1992-2006

Lecturer

London School of Economics

1991-1992

Research Officer

University of Oxford

Centre for European Studies

1989-1991

Research Fellow

German University of Administrative Sciences

Post-Graduate School of Public Administration

1991

DPhil

University of Oxford

Political Science

1986

MSc in the Politics and Government of Western Europe

London School of Economics

Department of Government

1984-1985

Studies in Political Science and Italian

University of Massachusetts

1982-1984

Intermediate Degree in Political Science and Italian

University of Tübingen (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

- Anglo-German Foundation

- British Academy

- Friedrich Ebert Foundation

- German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

- Economic and Social Research Council - ESRC

- Goethe Institute London

- Government Department, LSE

- Konrad Adenauer Foundation

- Nuffield Foundation

- STICERD – LSE

- University of Potsdam

- Volkswagen Foundation

- The Politics of Time: The Temporality of Enlargement and Europeanisation German Research Foundation (DFG) (2007-2011)

- Executive Governance and Law-making in Central and Eastern Europe Better Government Programme, Ernst & Young (Poland), (2007-2009)

- The EU Timescape EU-CONSENT (2006-2009)

International organizations, such as UNESCO or the EU, which were founded by nation states, rely on the proper planning of their budgets to maintain their infrastructure. KLAUS GOETZ has examined how these organizations put together their budgets. As he explains in this video, he and his co-researchers established two main results after evaluating standing orders, public documents as well as internal documents, and after conducting interviews. First, contrary to common assumptions the bureaucratic approach to budgeting works well. The second finding, however, points to a change in the financial sources for many of the organizations. Their core budget is allocated by the founding nation states. This, however, has become less important as these organizations increasingly rely on funding they receive for special purposes and on money from private donors. Such donations tend to come with certain expectations and thus the character of these organizations is likely to change.

LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10474

Resourcing International Organizations: Resource Diversification, Organizational Differentiation, and Administrative Governance

  • Klaus H. Goetz and Ronny Patz
  • Global Policy
  • Published in 2017
Klaus H. Goetz and Ronny Patz. "Resourcing International Organizations: Resource Diversification, Organizational Differentiation, and Administrative Governance." Global Policy 8, 55 (2017): 5-14. doi:10.1111/1758-5899.12468.