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The Price of Peace : Incentives and International Conflict Prevention - David Cortright

The Price of Peace

Incentives and International Conflict Prevention

By: David Cortright (Editor), David A. Hamburg (Foreword by), Cyrus R. Vance (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1997
ISBN: 9780847685578
Number Of Pages: 362

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Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases--from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia--to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. Incentives can take many forms--economic and political, as palpable as fuel oil and as intangible, yet powerful, as diplomatic recognition and 'constructive engagement.' The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods--threats, sanctions, or force--fail or are too dangerous to apply.

The focus of this lucidly written and cogently argued edited volume is on the use of incentives in international conflict prevention and resolution. Through case studies, the contributors convincingly demonstrate how political and economic incentives have resulted in the successful resolution of some of the most intractable international conflict of recent decades. . . . This well-informed and sober book is highly recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, scholars, and practitioners of international relations and diplomacy.--N. Entessar "CHOICE, Spring Hill College "

Incentives and Cooperation in International Affairsp. 3
The Application of Incentives to Nuclear Proliferationp. 21
North Korea's Nuclear Program: The Role of Incentives in Preventing Deadly Conflictp. 55
Trade and Technology Incentives and Bilateral Cooperationp. 83
Carrots and Cooperation: Incentives for Conflict Prevention in South Asiap. 125
Economic Incentives and the Bosnian Peace Processp. 155
Incentives and the Salvadoran Peace Processp. 181
Incentives and Domestic Reform in South Africap. 205
Gaining Leverage for International Organizations: Incentives and Baltic-Russian Relations, 1992-1994p. 225
The Role of International Financial Institutions in Preventing and Resolving Conflictp. 243
Incentives Strategies for Preventing Conflictp. 267
Acronymsp. 303
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 333
About the Contributorsp. 345
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ISBN: 9780847685578
ISBN-10: 0847685578
Series: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 28th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.86  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5