Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Social Sciences (M.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Committee Chair

Barry J. Balleck

Committee Member 1

Darin H. Van Tassell

Committee Member 2

Ted M. Brimeyer


Sanctions in South Africa and Libya were successful episodes because there was a definite change in the behavior on the part of the target. These sanctions episodes were successful because they were collectively imposed by a collection of States, achieved a change in behavior, as well as containing the instability experienced within the target. Sanctions in India and Pakistan were unsuccessful episodes because they were unilaterally imposed by the United States. There was no change in behavior in India and Pakistan because the sanctions were not collectively imposed by multiple States. The instability in the region was not contained because the sanctions were not collectively imposed.

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