Identifying the Limits to Humanitarian Intervention: Echoes from Rwanda


  • Tony Waters


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Romeo Dallaire. 2003. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda. Toronto: Random House Canada. 584 pp.

William Easterly. 2006. White Man’s Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Penguin Press. 448 pp.

Alan Kuperman. 2001. The Limits to Humanitarian Intervention. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. 176 pp.

Samantha Power. 2002. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. New York: Basic Books. 656 pp.

David Rieff. 2005. At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention. New York: Simon & Schuster. 288 pp.

Marie Beatrice Umutesi. 2004. Surviving the Slaughter: The Ordeal of a Rwandan Refugee in Zaire. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 284 pp.






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