Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics,  and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda (Hardback)
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Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 10/08/2017
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Dangerous Diplomacy reassesses the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide. With the help of new sources, including the personal diaries and private papers of the late Sir Marrack Goulding-an Under-Secretary-General from 1988 to 1997 and the second highest-ranking UN official during the genocide-the book situates the Rwanda operation within the context of bureaucratic and power-political friction existing at UN Headquarters in the early 1990s. The book shows how this confrontation led to a lack of coordination between key UN departments on issues as diverse as reconnaissance, intelligence, and crisis management. Yet Dangerous Diplomacy goes beyond these institutional pathologies and identifies the conceptual origins of the Rwanda failure in the gray area that separates peacebuilding and peacekeeping. The difficulty of separating these two UN functions explains why six decades after the birth of the UN, it has still not been possible to demarcate the precise roles of some key UN departments.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198733591
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 626 g
Dimensions: 242 x 168 x 27 mm


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Herman T. Salton's book is a work of great ethical and intellectual depth, as well as of interpersonal and organizational insight, which is genuinely exceptional, original and of superlative quality - it is a major contribution to literature on the UN. * Noam Schimmel, International Affairs *
The book is a fascinating read and offers genuinely novel insights. Salton offers a politically most relevant insight on collaboration and communication between the UN's leading departments. * From the Laudatio for the ISA Chadwick Alger Prize *

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