1st Edition

International Sanctions Between Wars and Words

Edited By Carina Staibano, Peter Wallensteen Copyright 2005
    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    The main theme of the book is that the new types of sanctions constitute a challenge to the international system. First, there are more of the targeted sanctions, including financial, travel, aviation, special commodity and arms sanctions. Furthermore, there are considerable but varied practices in implementation. Also there are now sanctions by new actors (regional bodies, international organizations). These all put new strains on international bodies in carrying out sanctions or getting member states to work together in these efforts. These challenges are analyzed in this volume, with some examples, but mostly from a generalist perspective. A completely novel aspect is that this volume also includes studies of the difficulties that are met by targeting actors, their way of managing the situations, and most interesting, the human rights of such actors.

    Part 1: Introduction  1. New Challenges of International Sanctions  Part 2: New Sanctions: Emerging Trends  2. Trends in Economic Sanctions Policy: Challenges to Conventional Wisdom  3. Consensus from the Bottom Up? Assessing the Influence of the Sanctions Reform Processes  4. Trends in UN Sanctions: From Ad-Hoc Practice to Institutional Capacity-Building  Part 3: New Sanctions Capacity: Emphasizing Implementation  5. Targeted Sanctions and State Capacity: Towards a Framework for National Level Implementation  6. A Sanctions Coordinator: Options for Enhancing Compliance  7. International Armament Embargoes and the Need for End-use Documents  Part 4: New Actors: Developing Original Approaches  8. EU Sanctions: The General Perspective  9. EU Sanctions: Three Cases of Targeted Sanctions 10. African Sanctions: The Case of Burundi  11. International Agencies and Regional Organizations in Sanctions Implementation  12. World Trade Organization: Sanctions for Compliance  Part 5: New Targeting: Enhancing Legality and Effectiveness  13. The Counter-Terrorism Committee: Its Relevance for Implementing Targeted Sanctions  14. Protecting Legal Rights: On the (In)security of Targeted Sanctions  15. Examining Targeted Sanctions: Are Travel Bans Effective?  16. Positive Sanctions: On the Potential of Rewards and Target Differentiation  Part 6: Selected Bibliography


    Perter Wallensteen holds the Chair in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2002 he published Understanding Conflict Resolution: War, Peace and the Global System.

    Carina Staibano is Research Assistant at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. She is the co-editor of Making Targeted Sanctions Effective: Guidelines for UN Policy Options (2003).