Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda by Herman T. SaltonDangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda by Herman T. Salton

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

byHerman T. Salton

Hardcover | September 9, 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 officialduring 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 asreconnaissance, 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 functionsexplains 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.
Herman T. Salton is Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the Asian University for Women, a liberal arts college in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with a support foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts that promotes gender equality and draws students from Asia and the Middle-East. He teaches and publishes in the areas o...
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Title:Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in RwandaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:September 9, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198733593

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction: Bureaucracy, Power, and Tragedy in RwandaPart I: Structures1. Department of Peacekeeping Operations2. Department of Political Affairs3. United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda4. Secretary-General's Office5. Security CouncilPart II: Processes6. Bureaucracy7. Intelligence8. Leadership9. Morality10. PeacebuildingConclusion: The UN Secretariat, Yesterday, and Today