AUTHOR'S NOTE: I thank Steve Walker for his help with previous versions of this article, Steve Chan for numerous conversations that helped clarify my argument, and the editor and anonymous reviewers for valuable comments.
U.S. Presidents and the Use of Economic Sanctions
Article first published online: 16 FEB 2004
Presidential Studies Quarterly
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 623–642, December 2000
How to Cite
DRURY, A. C. (2000), U.S. Presidents and the Use of Economic Sanctions. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 30: 623–642. doi: 10.1111/j.0360-4918.2000.00136.x
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- Article first published online: 16 FEB 2004
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What conditions lead the U. S. president to use and alter economic sanctions? Both relations with the target country and domestic politics are considered as conditions leading to the employment and later removal of economic sanctions. Using time-series cross-sectional data, the analysis shows that the president considers both the relations with the target country and U. S. domestic factors when deciding to impose economic sanctions, although the relations with the target have a much greater impact on the decision. Once the economic sanctions are in place and the president must decide to maintain or alter them, the domestic political influence disappears, and the president considers only the relations with the target when modifying sanction policy.