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Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation


Etel Solingen, Arthur A. Stein, Celia L. Reynolds, Wilfred T. Wan, Miroslav Nincic, Daniel W. Drezner, Sarah Kreps, Zain Pasha, Alireza Nader, Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland, David D. Palkki, Shane Smith
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521281188

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  • Some states have violated international commitments not to develop nuclear weapons. Yet the effects of international sanctions or positive inducements on their internal politics remain highly contested. How have trade, aid, investments, diplomacy, financial measures and military threats affected different groups? How, when and why were those effects translated into compliance with non-proliferation rules? Have inducements been sufficiently biting, too harsh, too little, too late or just right for each case? How have different inducements influenced domestic cleavages? What were their unintended and unforeseen effects? Why are self-reliant autocracies more often the subject of sanctions? Leading scholars analyse the anatomy of inducements through novel conceptual perspectives, in-depth case studies, original quantitative data and newly translated documents. The volume distils ten key dilemmas of broad relevance to the study of statecraft, primarily from experiences with Iraq, Libya, Iran and North Korea, bound to spark debate among students and practitioners of international politics.

    • Provides the latest thinking on whether and how sanctions and positive inducements have influenced nuclear proliferating states
    • Focuses on how sanctions and inducements operate within the domestic politics of target states
    • Of interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines including international relations, national and international security, public policy and comparative politics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Etel Solingen's 2007 book, Nuclear Logics, examined in exquisite detail the motives of the governments of nine nations in East Asia and the Middle East in arriving at their decisions on nuclear weapons. This new one is a natural extension of that analysis, into the international context in which those decisions are still being made and responded to. Like the earlier book it is a masterly analysis.' Thomas C. Schelling, University of Maryland

    'For all the work that has been done on economic sanctions, this is a subject that continues to perplex scholars and puzzle policymakers. Etel Solingen and colleagues contribute to both greater scholarly understanding and more effective policy strategies with their combination of cross-cutting thematic chapters, case studies, and policy lessons.' Bruce W. Jentleson, Duke University

    'Etel Solingen has assembled a first rate group of scholars to produce a superb book on a vital issue - the efficacy of sanctions and inducements as policy instruments to prevent nuclear proliferation in states of concern. This timely, academically rigorous volume should be of keen interest to both the scholarly and policy communities.' Robert S. Litwak, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington

    'This is a valuable collection of essays that goes beyond the question of whether sanctions 'work' and focuses on how, when, why, and to what degree they succeed or fail. Unlike most studies of sanctions, this volume treats both negative and positive sanctions. Overall, these essays demonstrate a superb combination of theoretical sophistication and policy relevance.' David A. Baldwin, Princeton University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521281188
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 22 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Anatomy of Inducements:
    1. Introduction: the domestic distributional effects of sanctions and positive inducements Etel Solingen
    2. Sanctions, inducements, and market power: political economy of international influence Arthur A. Stein
    3. Empirical trends in sanctions and positive inducements in nonproliferation Celia L. Reynolds and Wilfred T. Wan
    Part II. Competing Perspectives: The Range of Sanctions and Positive Inducements:
    4. Positive incentives, positive results? Rethinking US counterproliferation policy Miroslav Nincic
    5. An analytically eclectic approach to sanctions and nonproliferation Daniel W. Drezner
    6. Threats for peace? The domestic distributional effects of military threats Sarah Kreps and Zain Pasha
    Part III. Reassessing the Record: Focused Perspectives:
    7. Influencing Iran's decisions on the nuclear program Alireza Nader
    8. Engaging North Korea: the efficacy of sanctions and inducements Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland
    9. Contrasting causal mechanisms: Iraq and Libya David D. Palkki and Shane Smith
    Part IV. Conclusions: Understanding Causal Mechanisms and Policy Implications:
    10. Ten dilemmas in nonproliferation statecraft Etel Solingen
    Appendix A
    Appendix B.

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    Etel Solingen, University of California, Irvine
    Etel Solingen is Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine and President-elect of the International Studies Association. Her most recent book Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East (2007) was awarded the APSA's Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award and the Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Award for Best Book on International History and Politics. She is also author of Regional Orders at Century's Dawn: Global and Domestic Influences on Grand Strategy (1998), among other books.


    Etel Solingen, Arthur A. Stein, Celia L. Reynolds, Wilfred T. Wan, Miroslav Nincic, Daniel W. Drezner, Sarah Kreps, Zain Pasha, Alireza Nader, Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland, David D. Palkki, Shane Smith

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