Research Seminar on Sanctions
E617 | Spring | 6ECTS
This advanced research seminar will examine the use of sanctions as an instrument of economic and political coercion in the contemporary international system. Individual student participants will have the opportunity to conduct original empirical research on the design, utility, and consequences of sanctions, including both unilateral and multilateral measures. Special attention will be given to the analysis of targeted sanctions, which were first introduced in the early 1990s and have become the only type of multilateral sanction employed by the United Nations. Students will have the opportunity to select a research topic, design an original project, receive critical feedback from their peers, and revise their final term papers. The end goal is to produce either a publishable paper or a pilot version of a thesis project.