The Utility of International Economic Sanctions

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The Utility of International Economic Sanctions

Edited by David Leyton-Brown
St. Martin's, 1987
320 pp. $32.50

Sixteen chapters examine the major postwar cases of economic sanctions "as tools in specific peacetime conflict situations." Inevitably they cover much ground that has been dealt with by others and reach broadly similar conclusions. There is, however, extra value in the volume since most of the authors are Canadian academics who examine the experience of their own country and reflect views omitted from other studies. Relations with the United States are discussed in a number of papers, and they are the main topic of the editor's chapter on extraterritoriality and of John Kirton's study of consultation between the two countries in 1979-82, a period that covers the crises in Iran, Afghanistan and Poland and the Falkland Islands war.

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