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

Herman T. Salton


This book assesses the role of the UN Secretariat in the Rwandan genocide. With the help of new sources, including the personal diaries and private papers of the late Sir Marrack Goulding, it situates the Rwanda operation within the context of bureaucratic friction existing at Headquarters in the early 1990s between the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The book argues that these units clashed not only over resources (a classic symptom of bureaucratic pathology) but also over the scope of peacekeeping and the role of the Secretary-Gener ... More

Keywords: Department of Political Affairs, DPA, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, DPKO, UNAMIR, Marrack Goulding, Rwanda Genocide, UN Secretariat, peacekeeping and peacebuilding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198733591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herman T. Salton, author
Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Asian University for Women, Bangladesh and USA