The debate over the imposition of sanctions against South Africa indicated that economic sanctions had become a controversial feature of the international political scene. This book, first published in 1987, is an authoritative review of the problem of economic sanctions. Each chapter looks at a particular international economic sanction in detail; and all address a common set of comparative questions, dealing with the goals which can (and cannot) be achieved by the application of sanctions, the intended and unintended consequences and the factors which contribute to success or failure.
1. Introduction David Leyton-Brown Part 1. Economic Sanctions by Multilateral Organisations 2. Economic Sanctions in the League of Nations and the United Nations Kim Richard Nossal 3. United Nations Economic Sanctions Against South Africa and Rhodesia Douglas G. Anglin Part 2. Economic Sanctions in East-West Conflicts 4. Caging the Dragon: Post-War Economic Sanctions Against the People’s Republic of China Paul M. Evans 5. Economic Sanctions Against Cuba Sergio Roca 6. Post-Afghanistan Sanctions Peggy L. Falkenheim 7. Economic Sanctions in the Polish Crisis Paul Marantz Part 3. Economic Sanctions in Non-East-West Situations 8. The Arab Boycott of Israel David B. Dewitt 9. The Arab Oil Weapon of 1973-74 Roy Licklider Part 4. Impact of Economic Sanctions on the Initiator 10. The 1980-81 US Grain Embargo: Consequences for the Participants Robert L. Paarlberg 11. Economic Impact on the United States of the Pipeline Sanctions Bernard M. Wolf Part 5. Impact of Economic Sanctions on Third Parties 12. Impact of the Arab Boycott of Israel on the United States and Canada Howard Stanislawski 13. Extraterritoriality in United States Trade Sanctions David Leyton-Brown 14. Economic Sanctions and Alliance Consultations: Canada, the United States and the Strains of 1979-82 John Kirton Part 6. The Utility of Economic Sanctions 15. The Utility of Economic Sanctions as a Policy Instrument Lawrence J. Brady 16. Lessons and Policy Considerations about Economic Sanctions David Leyton-Brown