Imposing Economic Sanctions

Imposing Economic Sanctions : Legal Remedy Or Genocidal Tool?

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`This is a valuable introduction to the subject with an enlightening discussion on continuing attempts to stifle the Cuban economy.' Red PepperFocusing on moral and legal considerations, Geoff Simons traces the history of international sanctions from ancient to modern times, through the League of Nations and the UN era, examining key examples such as the Berlin Blockade, South Africa under apartheid, and Rhodesia after the Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Assessing the unique role of the United States, Simons describes a range of cases including Cuba, Vietnam, Libya and Iran, with particular attention to the genocidal impact of sanctions on the people of Iraq, involving starvation and soaring rates of disease.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745313973
  • 9780745313979

About Geoff Simons

Douglas Dowd is a widely respected academic and political activist. He has taught at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Berkeley, and San Jose State University and is currently teaching at the University of Modena in Italy. He is the author of Capitalism and its Economics (Pluto, 2004).show more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction 1. In History 2. From League to United Nations 3. The US Role 4. Law and Natural Justice 5. The Case of Iraq Notes Bibliography Indexshow more