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What Everyone Needs to Know®

Bruce W. Jentleson

July 2022

ISBN: 9780197530320

256 pages

What Everyone Needs To Know®

Price: £12.99



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?

  • Explains sanctions comprehensively and in accessible question-and-answer format
  • Provides a broad overview of sanctions in international politics today, drawing from cases around the world
  • Explains what works and what doesn't, which will be highly useful to students of the subject, practitioners, and policymakers

About the Author(s)

Bruce W. Jentleson, William Preston Few Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Bruce W. Jentleson is William Preston Few Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science at Duke University, as well as a 2022 Distinguished Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He received the 2018 American Political Science Association (APSA) International Security Section Joseph J. Kruzel Award for Distinguished Public Service. He has served in a number of US foreign policy positions, including as Senior Advisor to the State Department Policy Planning Director (2009-11). He is Co-Director of the Bridging the Gap project promoting greater policy relevance among academics. His other books include The Peacemakers, American Foreign Policy, The End of Arrogance, and Pipeline Politics.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Puzzles Posed for International Relations Theory and Foreign Policy Strategy
    Part One: Scholarly Debates and Challenges EM
    Chapter 1: Economic Sanctions: What, Who, Why and How
    Chapter 2: Do Sanctions Work?: Measuring Success
    Chapter 3: Explaining Sanctions Success/Failure
    Part Two: Major Cases, Theory Applied, Policy Analyzed
    Chapter 4: Historical Perspective: Lessons from Past Sanctions Cases
    Chapter 5: United States: Foreign Policy Strategy and Domestic Politics
    Chapter 6: China's Use of Sanctions
    Chapter 7: Soviet Union/Russia: Energy Pipelines and Other Sanctions
    Chapter 8: United Nations and European Union: Multilateral and Regional Sanctions
    Conclusion: Sanctions Theory, Sanctions Policy
    Appendix: 2022 Russia-Ukraine War Sanctions

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