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Author White, Nigel D., 1961- author
Title The Cuban embargo under international law : el bloqueo / Nigel D. White
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KZ6373 .W48 2015    AVAILABLE    30660020136078
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  341.582 W5849 2015    AVAILABLE  -  30500101522822
Descript xiv, 208 pages ; 25 cm
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Series Routledge research in international law
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
Introduction -- Cuba's struggle for independence -- Colonialism, imperialism and pariah states -- Exporting revolution, importing communism -- Self-help and international law -- The Cuban embargo -- Violations, responsibility and remedies -- Legal framework for peaceful settlement -- Concluding remarks on the relevance of international law
"The book considers fundamental questions about international law and the international order through a detailed examination of the Cuban embargo. The book contains an extensive examination of the history, legality and effects of the US sanctions over the last fifty years. It considers the extent to which the US authorities have enforced the embargo's letter of the law, the impact on Cuba and an evaluation of the Cuban response to the embargo. The Cuban embargo will be examined alongside other major disruptive conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the Cuban Missile Crisis; sanctions against Rhodesia; the Arab Oil Embargo; sanctions against and the invasion of Iraq; sanctions against Burma, Iran and North Korea. Through an analysis of these conflicts it traces the development of non-forcible reprisals, sanctions, counter-measures and embargoes in history and specifically as a means of enforcement of international law. The book asks crucial questions about the importance and function of international law in the modern era, including its very existence. Nigel White argues that the illegality of the embargo and the fact it has not been curbed or even fully confronted by the rest of the world has resulted in a fifty-year toleration of what appears to be a serious violation of international law which has made it very difficult to identify when sanctions are lawful or not. The book offers a valuable reference point for scholars, experts and interested parties seeking understand this long-running dispute; but will also appeal more widely to those interested in the functioning and future of international law and international relations"-- Provided by publisher
"The United States embargo against Cuba was imposed as a response to Cuba's new revolutionary government's seizure of US properties which was viewed as an international law violation. However, while sanctions are usually seen as legitimate means of enforcing established norms, the Cuban embargo itself appears to be the wrongful act, and its persistence puts into question the importance and function of international law. This book examines the history, legality and effects of the US sanctions over the last fifty years. Nigel D. White argues that the Cuban embargo has become a matter of politics and ideology; subject to apparently illegitimate coercion that has resulted in a fifty-year global toleration of what appears to be a serious violation of international law. The book demonstrates how the Cuban embargo undermines the use of sanctions world-wide, and asks whether the refusal of world governments to address the illegality of the embargo reduces international law to tokenism where concepts of sovereign equality and non-intervention are no longer a priority. As a fierce evaluation of international law through the story of a country under siege, this book will be of great interest and use to researchers and students of public international law, international relations, and US and Latin American politics"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Sanctions (International law)
Economic sanctions, American -- Cuba
Embargo -- Cuba
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics. bisacsh
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