Western Use of Coercive Diplomacy after the Cold War

A Challenge for Theory and Practice

  • Peter Viggo Jakobsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 150-215

About this book


This book fills a gap in the literature on coercion and assesses the usefulness of coercive diplomacy in the post-Cold war era. The theoretical framework explains why coercive diplomacy politics succeed or fail, identifies the conditions under which Western states will be willing to back coercive strategies with use of limited force and highlights how the need for collective action affects the use of coercion. The framework is tested empirically in analyses of the Gulf crisis, the Yugoslav wars and the Haiti crisis.


cold war conflict democracy Diplomacy politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Viggo Jakobsen
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  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark

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