Perhaps the most common question raised in the literature on coercive international sanctions is: "Do sanctions work?" Unsurprisingly, the answer to such a sweeping question remains inconclusive. However, even the widely-presumed logic of coercive sanctions - that economic impact translates into effective political pressure - is not the primary driver of conflict developments. Furthermore, existing rationalist-economistic approaches neglect one of the most striking differences seen across sanctions conflicts: the occurrence of positive sanctions or their combination with negative sanctions, implicitly taking them as logically indifferent.
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chapter 1 Introduction part PART I Conceptualizing international sanctions confl icts chapter 2 Sanctions: disconnected theorizing of a relational phenomenon chapter 3 A sociological theory of coercive international sanctions chapter 4 Methodology and methods part PART II Analysis: sanctions and confl ict (de-)escalation chapter 5 Sticks, carrots and confl ict transformation: China's sanctions against Taiwan chapter 6 Escalating and de-escalating confl ict: sanctions on Iran's nuclear program chapter 7 Evolving sanctions strategies, changing confl ict observations part PART III Conclusion chapter 8 Conclusion and implications.