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Multilateral Sanctions Revisited

Lessons Learned from Margaret Doxey

edited by Andrea Charron & Clara Portela

foreword by Louise Fréchette

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
General, Economic Conditions, Geopolitics
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Sanctions are back with a vengeance with new objectives, measures, challenges, and opportunities. Shaping the thinking of generations of scholars, Canadian visionary Margaret Doxey anticipated and analyzed these issues, making now the time to rediscover her seminal lessons and apply them to emerging sanctions practices that are taking shape in an increasingly geopolitically contested environment.

Written by an international team of women, Multilateral Sanctions Revisited explores UN measures, regional sanctions, autonomous measures, and their interrelations. Informed by Doxey’s insights, the authors trace the evolution of scholarship surrounding multilateral sanctions. The first section analyzes how different actors, such as great powers and regional organizations, employ multilateral sanctions. Turning to contemporary issues, the book’s second section addresses the application and consequences of multilateral sanctions including the norms they enforce, the pernicious problem of evasion, and future challenges, such as sanctioning cryptocurrencies.

Multilateral Sanctions Revisited is both a source for academics and a guidebook for practitioners written by leading and emerging sanctions scholars from three continents.

About the authors

Andrea Charron is associate professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba and director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

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Clara Portela is professor of political science at the University of Valencia, Spain.

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Editorial Reviews

“This book utilizes and builds upon Margaret Doxey’s multilateral framework of analysis to provide a fresh and incisive overview of sanctions policy and the issues that will likely dominate the field in the years ahead. A thorough critical analysis of a wide range of sanctions-related issues.” David Cortright, University of Notre Dame and co-author of The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s

“This remarkably comprehensive volume distinguishes itself by not only focusing on multilateral sanctions but also addressing the topic with an issue-specific approach. The range and quality of this book, along with the necessary work it does in recognizing women scholars of sanctions, are first-rate.” George A. Lopez, University of Notre Dame and co-author of Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action

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