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Promoting further openness and transparency in military matters [electronic resource] : an assessment of the United Nations Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures.

Contributor(s): Perlo-Freeman, Sam | Stockholm International Peace Research Institute | United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs.
Material type: TextTextSeries: UNODA occasional papers: no. 20.Publisher: [New York] : United Nations, c2010Description: 1 online resource : ill.ISBN: 9789210556859 (electronic bk.); 9210556852 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures | Confidence and security building measures (International relations) | Transparency in government | HISTORY / Military / Other | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Promoting further openness and transparency in military matters.DDC classification: 355.622 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Background: from military budget reduction to confidence-building measure -- Response patterns and transparency in military expenditure reporting -- Response rates to the United Nations Instrument -- General availability of military expenditure data: the SIPRI military expenditure project -- Patterns of data availability among non-United Nations responders -- Assessing the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of military expenditure data reported through the United Nations Instrument -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Annex: Regional distribution of reports to the United Nations Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures; Table 1. Group of African States. Table 2. Group of Asian and Pacific States. Table 3. Group of Eastern European States. Table 4. Group of Latin American and Caribbean States. Table 5. Group of Western European and Other States.
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At head of title: UNODA, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.

"November 2010."

"... prepared jointly by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) .... to Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman of SIPRI for agreeing to co-author this Occasional Paper."--T.p. verso.

"United Nations publication sales no. E.10.IX.5"--T.p. verso.

Description based on print version record.

Introduction -- Background: from military budget reduction to confidence-building measure -- Response patterns and transparency in military expenditure reporting -- Response rates to the United Nations Instrument -- General availability of military expenditure data: the SIPRI military expenditure project -- Patterns of data availability among non-United Nations responders -- Assessing the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of military expenditure data reported through the United Nations Instrument -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Annex: Regional distribution of reports to the United Nations Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures; Table 1. Group of African States. Table 2. Group of Asian and Pacific States. Table 3. Group of Eastern European States. Table 4. Group of Latin American and Caribbean States. Table 5. Group of Western European and Other States.

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