A story of institutional misfit: Congress and U.S. economic sanctions

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Hatipoğlu, Emre (2014) A story of institutional misfit: Congress and U.S. economic sanctions. Foreign Policy Analysis, 10 (4). pp. 431-445. ISSN 1743-8586 (Print) 1743-8594 (Online)

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Parting from conventional studies on economic sanctions that look at the properties of the targeted state, this study focuses on the institutional origins of economic sanctions. I observe that most U.S. sanctions either originate from the legislative or the executive branch. Building on this observation, I argue and present evidence that the institutional origin of a U.S. sanction has a discernable eect on that sanction's duration. An institutional approach underpins the theory I develop to explain this dierence. The veto-point approach focuses on the institutional inertia bestowed upon foreign policy actions executed through law, and suggests that sanctions imposed as law should last longer than those carried out by executive order. Semi-parametric duration analysis conducted on the recently released TIES data conrm this expectation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Congress, sanctions, duration, foreign policy
Subjects:J Political Science > JZ International relations
E History America > E151-904 United States (General)
J Political Science > JJ Political institutions and public administration (North America)
ID Code:24717
Deposited By:Emre Hatipoğlu
Deposited On:14 Oct 2014 10:50
Last Modified:02 Aug 2019 11:08

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