The development of economic sanctions in the practice of the United Nations Security Council
Murphy, Rosemary Alice (2011) The development of economic sanctions in the practice of the United Nations Security Council. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The United Nations was established in the belief that working together states could curb the use of force and the damage to states and individuals associated with it. Upon its creation the United Nations Security Council became the global policeman enforcing the rules of the Charter aided by the weapons contained in Chapter V11. One of those weapons was the recourse to economic sanctions. In theory, if the economic lifeblood of a state is cut off it will be forced to modify its behaviour without the need for military intervention. As such, economic sanctions are an attractive resource for an institution seeking to avoid recourse to the use of force.
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