The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention / Edition 1

The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention / Edition 1

by David Cortright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847685578

ISBN-13: 9780847685578

Pub. Date: 11/20/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases—from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia—to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear

Overview

Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases—from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia—to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. Incentives can take many forms—economic and political, as palpable as fuel oil and as intangible, yet powerful, as diplomatic recognition and 'constructive engagement.' The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods—threats, sanctions, or force—fail or are too dangerous to apply.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685578
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/20/1997
Series:
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Part 2 Overview Chapter 3 Incentives and Cooperation in International Affairs Chapter 4 Preventing Weapons Proliferation Chapter 5 The Application of Incentives to Nuclear Proliferation Chapter 6 North Korea's Nuclear Program: The Role of Incentives in Preventing Deadly Conflict Chapter 7 Trade and Technology Incentives and Bilateral Cooperation Part 8 Regional Conflict Resolution Chapter 9 Carrots and Cooperation: Incentives for Conflict Prevention in South Asia Chapter 10 Economic Incentives and the Bosnian Peace Process Chapter 11 Incentives and the Salvadoran Peace Process Chapter 12 Incentives and Domestic Reform in South Africa Part 13 Multilateral Application Chapter 14 Gaining Leverage for International Organizations: Incentives and Baltic-Russian Relations, 1992-1994 Chapter 15 The Role of International Financial Institutions in Preventing and Resolving Conflict Part 16 Conclusions and Lessons Learned Chapter 17 Inducement Strategies for Preventing Conflict

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