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Transnationalism in the Context of Economic Sanctions

Paolo Spadoni

in Failed Sanctions

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780813035154
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035154.003.0001
Transnationalism in the Context of Economic Sanctions

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Many scholars of international relations have assessed the effectiveness of sanctions by focusing on the economic adjustments introduced by the target country to cope with external pressure, neglecting the importance of growing transnational flows of capital and finance in the context of globalization. This chapter examines the success rate of U.S. unilateral economic sanctions and explores the prevailing discourses on transnational linkages at both global and local levels in order to structure the proposed case study and identify theoretical assumptions relevant to its working hypotheses. Transnational practices by non-state actors such as multinational corporations and migrants are given special attention since foreign investment and remittances have played a major role in keeping afloat the Cuban economy in the post-cold war era.

Keywords: transnationalism; economic sanctions; non-state actor; Cuban economy; post-cold war era; foreign investment

Chapter.  8834 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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