Bark or Bite Perspectives on Economic Sanctions for Foreign Policy Objectives

Date of Award

Summer 8-1986

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science & Geography

Program/Concentration

Graduate Program in International studies

Committee Director

Glenn H. Palmer

Committee Member

Patrick Rollins

Committee Member

Charlie G. Turner

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.I45S56

Abstract

Economic sanctions have been used throughout history to coerce target nations to acquiesce in the objectives of nations that impose them. The record of achievement, using sanctions as a tool of foreign policy, has been poor. Regardless, nations continue to use economic sanctions to attain their goals despite their relative ineffectiveness. And as nations apply sanctions frequently to resolve international conflicts, such frequency tends to impair the credibility of sanctions as an implement of foreign policy. The fact that they are imposed frequently, also reflects that they are used to rectify lesser violations of the international norm. In view of their use for less urgent objectives, they are implemented with an equally lessened degree of determination. Despite limited utility to accomplish their objectives, sanctions are useful, though, as an instrument to placate domestic political demands in the resolution of foreign policy crises.

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DOI

10.25777/g1an-st74

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