Channels of Power The un Security Council and U. S. Statecraft in Iraq

ISBN-10: 0801476372
ISBN-13: 9780801476372
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

The author surveys U.S. policy towards Iraq, starting with the Gulf War, continuing through the interwar years of sanctions and coercive disarmament and concluding with the 2003 invasion and its long aftermath. He examines in particular the differing approaches to United Nations involvement sought by the U.S in the two major conflicts.

Preface
The Power of International Organizations
IOs and Information Transmission
Statecraft and 10s
The United Nations and the Legitimation of Force
Case Selection and Outline
Coercion, Institutions, and Information
The Politics and Costs of Coercion
Institutions and Information
Coercion through IOs
Two Pathways of Information Transmission
Institutional Variation and the Security Council
Alternative Arguments
Observable Implications and Research Design
The Security Council in the Gulf War, 1990-1991
Background and Events
Choosing (How) to Intervene
Signaling Intentions to State Leaders
Transmitting Policy information to Foreign Publics
Assessing the Role of Legitimacy
Coercive Disarmament: The Interwar Years
Channeling Power between the Wars
The Postwar Honeymoon
Cracks in the Coalition
The Decline of UN inspections
Desert Fox and Its Aftermath
The Evolution of U.S. Coercive Strategy
Reviving Inspections: A Divided Council
The Second Iraq War: Down the UN Path, 2002-2003
From September 11 to Iraq
Appealing to the General Assembly
Back to the Council: Resolution 1441
Renewed Inspections
A Second Resolution?
Explaining U.S. Motivations
The Second Iraq War: Bypassing the Security Council
Was it a "Unilateral" Policy?
The Costs of Working through the UN
Sensitivity to IO Constraints
Regional Options: Constrained Forum Shopping
International Reactions to Iraq 2003
The International Political Costs of the War
Conclusion: How the Security Council Matters
Multilateralism in U.S. Foreign Policy
Beyond the Superpower
The Security Council as a Political Institution
Appendix: Selected Security Council Resolutions
Bibliography
Index

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