Economic sanctions continue to play an important role in the response to terrorism, nuclear proliferation, military conflicts, and other foreign policy crises. But poor design and implementation of sanctions policies often mean that they fall short of their desired effects. This landmark study, first published in 1985, delves into the rich experience of sanctions in the 20th century to harvest lessons on how to use sanctions more effectively. This volume—now conveniently available in a paperback format—is the updated third edition of this widely cited study. The authors' unique database on sanctions now covers almost 200 case studies. This study is offered in two parts: Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, which summarizes the analysis and outlines the policy recommendations, and Economic Sanctions Reconsidered: Case Histories and Data, a supplemental CD-ROM containing the case studies and new database.
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1. Introduction [pdf]
2. Analyzing the Utility of Sanctions
3. Political Variables
4. Economic Variables
5. Sanctions after the Cold War
6. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
About the Authors