(Rowman & Littlefield, 1997) Edited by Thomas G. Weiss, David Cortright, George A. Lopez, and Larry Minear.
The use of sanctions is increasing in the post-cold war world. Along with this increase, the international community must ask itself whether sanctions “work,” in the sense that they incite citizens to change or overthrow an offending government, and whether sanctions are really less damaging than the alternative of war. Here for the first time, sanctions and humanitarian aid experts focus on the humanitarian impacts of UN sanctions. The results show that often the most vulnerable members of targeted societies pay the price of sanctions and that, in addition, the international system is called upon to compensate the victims for the undeniable pain they have suffered.
This book is a joint effort of Brown University’s Watson Institute, the Fourth Freedom Forum, and Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.