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Sanctions, what everyone needs to know, Bruce W. Jentleson

It's hard to browse the news without seeing reports of yet another wielding of economic sanctions. Given how frequently nations use them, you'd think sanctions were a sure-fire weapon. Yet the record is quite mixed. In Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know®, eminent Bruce Jentleson--one of America's leading scholars on the subject--answers the fundamental questions about sanctions today: Why are they used to much? What are their varieties? What are the key factors affecting their success? And why have they become the tool of first resort for states engaged in international conflict?
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Sanctions -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction: Puzzles Posed for International Relations Theory and Foreign Policy Strategy -- Part I: Scholarly Debates and Challenges -- 1. Economic Sanctions: What, Who, Why, and How -- What Are the Different Types of Sanctions? -- Who Are the Key Actors? -- Why Are Sanctions Imposed in Terms of the Policy Objectives Pursued? -- How Are Sanctions Supposed to Achieve Their Objectives? -- 2. Do Sanctions Work? Measuring Success -- Case Counting: What Constitutes a Sanctions Case? -- Which Metrics Best Measure Success? -- Are Sanctions Ethical? -- 3. Explaining Sanctions Success/ Failure -- Is Economic Impact the Key Factor? -- Are Sanctions More Effective If Backed by Threats or Use of Military Force? -- Is a Reciprocity Strategy, Sanctions and Inducements Together, More Effective Than Sanctions Alone? -- What about Regime Type, Democracies Compared to Non- democracies? -- Do Multilateral Sanctions Work Better Than Unilateral Ones? -- How Effective Are Smart Sanctions, and Particularly Financial Sanctions? -- Does Success Vary with the Principal Objective Being Pursued? -- Part II: Major Cases, Theory Applied, Policy Analyzed -- 4. Historical Perspective: Lessons from Past Sanctions Cases -- Athens- Sparta, Megarian Decree, 432 bc -- Napoleon's Continental System, 1806-1814 -- League of Nations, Italian Invasion of Ethiopia, 1935 -- Suez Crisis, US Sanctions against Britain, 1956 -- British and UN Sanctions against Rhodesia, 1965-1979 -- OPEC Sanctions against the US and Global Markets, 1973 -- Anti- Apartheid Sanctions against South Africa, 1962- 1994 -- Conclusion: Some Cross- Case Patterns -- 5. United States: Foreign Policy Strategy and Domestic Politics -- Why Does the US Use Sanctions So Much More Frequently Than Any Other Country?
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non fiction
Includes index
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