This important contribution to the debate over the efficacy of economic sanctions develops a rational theory of why leaders choose sanctions, rather than another foreign policy tool, what type, whether to sustain them, and when to terminate them. This book breaks new ground with its innovative argument and thorough testing using a variety of data bases.
About the Author
A. Cooper Drury is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri.
Table of ContentsIntroduction The Conventional Wisdom International/Dyadic Reasons to Sanction Domestic Political Reasons to Sanction Presidential Rationality and the Decision to Sanction Analysis of the Decision to Initiate an Economic Sanction Analysis of the Decision to Modify an Economic Sanction Policy Assessment of a Target-Selection Bias Selecting the Severity of the Sanction Used Conclusions and Implications