The Economic Weapon: The Rise Of Sanctions As A Tool Of Modern War

January 11, 2022|
The Economic Weapon: The Rise Of Sanctions As A Tool Of Modern War by Nicholas Mulder
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The first international history of the emergence of economic sanctions during the interwar period and the legacy of this development

Economic sanctions dominate the landscape of world politics today. First developed in the early twentieth century as a way to use the flows of globalization to defend liberal internationalism, their continuing appeal is that they function as an alternative to war. This view, however, ignores the dark paradox at their core: designed to prevent war, economic sanctions are modeled on devastating techniques of warfare.
 
Tracing the use of economic sanctions from the blockades of World War I to the policing of colonial empires and the interwar confrontation with fascism, Nicholas Mulder combines extensive archival research with political, economic, legal, and military history to reveal how a coercive wartime tool was adopted as an instrument of peacekeeping by the League of Nations. This timely study casts an overdue light on why sanctions are widely considered a form of war, and why their unintended consequences are so tremendous.
Nicholas Mulder is an assistant professor of modern European history at Cornell University and regular contributor to Foreign Policy and The Nation. He lives in Ithaca, NY.
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Title:The Economic Weapon: The Rise Of Sanctions As A Tool Of Modern War
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:448 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 in
Published:January 11, 2022
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300259360

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