• Y Sedliar Mykolayiv National University after V. O. Sukhomlynsky



The article surveys the definitional issues of the economic sanctions in the international relations theory. It opens with a review of the conceptual background of the economic sanctions through the prism of the methodological approaches of political realism, liberalism and constructivism and then goes on to explore the variables of the efficiency of economic sanctions as foreign policy tool. In conclusion, we discuss the suggestions for perspectives of further research and development of economic sanctions in the foreign policy analysis.

Author Biography

  • Y Sedliar, Mykolayiv National University after V. O. Sukhomlynsky
    Doctor of science, professor of the Department of Political Science, International Relations and Social Communications


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