Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at The George Washington University. He is author of Eyewitness to a Genocide and coeditor of Humanitarianism in Question, both from Cornell.

Eyewitness to a Genocide
The United Nations and Rwanda
Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett argues that the indifference of the UN to events in Rwanda was driven not by incompetence or cynicism but rather by reasoned choices cradled by moral considerations.



Rules for the World
International Organizations in Global Politics
Michael Barnett, Martha Finnemore
Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global...



Empire of Humanity
A History of Humanitarianism
Michael Barnett
From the 19th-century abolitionist movement to today's NGOs, a critical account of humanitarianism in world...



Rules for the World
International Organizations in Global Politics
Michael Barnett, Martha Finnemore
Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics.






Edited by Michael Barnett

Humanitarianism in Question
Politics, Power, Ethics
Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism? Is it limited to the provision of relief...



Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Shibley Telhami and Michael Barnett, together with experts on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria, explore how the formation and transformation of national and state identities affect the foreign policy behavior of Middle Eastern states.



Humanitarianism in Question
Politics, Power, Ethics
Years of tremendous growth in response to complex emergencies have left a mark on the humanitarian sector. Various matters that once seemed settled are now subjects of intense debate. What is humanitarianism? Is it limited to the provision of...






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