The Resource Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda, Michael Barnett., (ebook)

Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda, Michael Barnett., (ebook)

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Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda
Title
Eyewitness to a genocide
Title remainder
the United Nations and Rwanda
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Michael Barnett.
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eng
Summary
Why was the UN a bystander during the Rwandan genocide? Do its sins of omission leave it morally responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead? Michael Barnett, who worked at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 1993 to 1994, covered Rwanda for much of the genocide. Based on his first-hand experiences, archival work, and interviews with many key participants, he reconstructs the history of the UN's involvement in Rwanda. In the weeks leading up to the genocide, the author documents, the UN was increasingly aware or had good reason to suspect that Rwanda was a site of crimes against humanity. Yet it failed to act. Barnett argues that its indifference was driven not by incompetence or cynicism but rather by reasoned choices cradled by moral considerations. Employing a novel approach to ethics in practice and in relationship to international organizations, Barnett offers an unsettling possibility: the UN culture recast the ethical commitments of well-intentioned individuals, arresting any duty to aid at the outset of the genocide. Barnett argues that the UN bears some moral responsibility for the genocide. Particularly disturbing is his observation that not only did the UN violate its moral responsibilities, but also that many in New York believed that they were "doing the right thing" as they did so. Barnett addresses the ways in which the Rwandan genocide raises a warning about this age of humanitarianism and concludes by asking whether it is possible to build moral institutions
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Midwest
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1960-
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Barnett, Michael N.
Dewey number
967.57104
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United Nations Rwanda
  • Genocide
  • Electronic books
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
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adult
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Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda, Michael Barnett., (ebook)
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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9780801465123
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12432484
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MWT12432484
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Eyewitness to a genocide : the United Nations and Rwanda, Michael Barnett., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801465123
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12432484
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12432484
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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