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

  • Herman Salton

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis reassesses of the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. On the basis of new archival materials, it focuses on the decision-making processes in New York while also highlighting the effects of those decisions in the field. By looking at the contribution of each of the bureaucratic units involved in the tragic events of 1994, the thesis carries out an institutional anatomy of the Secretariat’s contribution to the Rwandan operation.
Date of Award05 Jan 2015
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Aberystwyth University
SupervisorMichael Foley (Supervisor) & Simon Berkeley Rushton (Supervisor)

Cite this