ISA Prize for Herman Salton's 'Dangerous Democracy'

DPIR alumnus, Professor Herman Salton, has won the International Studies Association's Chadwick Alger Prize for Best Book on international organisation and multilateralism.


Dr Salton's book, 'Dangerous Democracy' re-assesses the role of the UN Secretariat during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.  It places the UN's Rwandan operation in the context of bureaucratic and political friction within the organisation during the early 1990s.   Herman Salton argues that these frictions led to a lack of co-ordination between key departments, and puts it in the broader context of the grey area between peacebuilding and peacekeeping.

Herman T. Salton is an Associate Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.  He completed an MPhil in International Relations at the DPIR in 2007.

The Chadwick F. Alger prize recognises the best book published the previous year in international organisation and multilateralism, inparticular how international organisations react with non-governmental organisations and elements of local civil society.  It reflects the interests of Professor Alger, in whose memory the prize is awarded.