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The logic of positive engagement / Miroslav Nincic.

By: Nincic, Miroslav.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Cornell studies in security affairs: Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 211 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780801463013; 0801463017.Subject(s): Economic assistance, American | Economic sanctions, American | International relations | Diplomacy | Security, InternationalAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Logic of positive engagement.DDC classification: 327.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The failures of external coercion -- A parallel bias -- A framework for analysis -- Foundations of success and failure : Libya, Cuba, and Syria -- The challenge of North Korea and Iran -- Final thoughts.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The failures of external coercion -- A parallel bias -- A framework for analysis -- Foundations of success and failure : Libya, Cuba, and Syria -- The challenge of North Korea and Iran -- Final thoughts.

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CHOICE Review

This excellent, well-researched book makes a strong case for the use of US diplomacy and material inducements ("positive engagement") in order to address the challenge posed by outcast states that defy international norms and are regarded as adversaries by the US. Nincic (Univ. of California, Davis) argues that the poor record of economic sanctions and the mixed record of the use of military force to change the behavior of these states show the need for an approach based on the creative use of carrots rather than sticks. The book develops a sophisticated theoretical framework to study the logic of positive inducements: the exchange model, based on symbolic, political, and economic quid pro quos; and the catalytic model, aimed at changing the behavior of the target state by modifying from outside the interests and preferences of key domestic actors, such as portions of the country's youth, segments of the educated middle class, or economic actors who stand to benefit from full integration of their country to the global economy. The book does a superb job at explaining the bias within the US policy-making and academic communities favoring punitive policies. An appendix with a chronology would have been helpful. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. M. E. Carranza Texas A&M University--Kingsville

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<p>Miroslav Nincic is Professor of Political Science at UC Davis. He is the author of several books, including Renegade Regimes: Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics and Democracy and Foreign Policy: the Fallacy of Political Realism , and coauthor of Beyond the Ivory Tower: Scholarship and Statesmanship in International Relations. </p>

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