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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 Global 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 IR Theory and Foreign Policy Strategy
    Part One: Scholarly Debates and Challenges
    Chapter 1: Economic Sanctions: What, Who, Why and How
    Chapter 2: Sanctions Efficacy? Principal Propositions
    Chapter 3: Methodological Dilemmas
    Part Two: Major Sanctions Policy Cases
    Chapter 4: Historical Perspective: Lessons from Past Sanctions Cases
    Chapter 5: United States: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy Objectives and Other Key Factors
    Chapter 6: China: Formal and Informal Sanctions
    Chapter 7: Soviet Union/Russia: Energy Pipelines and Other Sanctions
    Chapter 8: United Nations: Issues for Multilateral Sanctions
    Chapter 9: Sanctions by Non-Major Powers: Similarities and Differences
    Conclusion: Theorizing and Strategizing: Contributions of Policy Relevant Scholarship

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