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Societies Under Siege: Exploring How International Economic Sanctions (Do Not) Work

Lee Jones


Moving beyond the question of whether international economic sanctions work, this book explores how they work—or fail to work—to transform target societies and states. This book provides a comprehensive critique of the existing literature and a novel analytical framework based on Gramscian state theory to study how sanctions operate: Social Conflict Analysis. This focuses attention on how the economic impact of sanctions affects the composition, power, resources, and strategies of social forces contesting state power in targeted countries. The framework is applied to analyse three in-depth cas ... More

Keywords: international economic sanctions, regime change, democratization, South Africa, Iraq, Myanmar, Burma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749325
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Jones, author
Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London

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