Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 August 2017

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198733591

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Winner of the 2018 ISA Chadwick Alger Prize.

Dangerous Diplomacy

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

Herman T. Salton

  • Features exclusive material from the late Sir Marrack Goulding's archive, including diary entries and documents covering the period from 1986 to 2005
  • Provides an in-depth, insider view of UN institutional history and the Rwandan genocide
  • Shows the relationship between power politics and UN bureaucracy
  • Examines the institutional history of the United Nations, suggesting how and why several of the bureaucratic pathologies which affected the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide are still present in New York today