IPSR Special Issue: Regional Sanctions and the Struggle for Democracy

IPSR Special Issue: Regional Sanctions and the Struggle for Democracy

Publication date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021

The latest issue of the International Political Science Review (IPSR) for September 2021 has been published (Volume 42, Number 4). This special issue, entitled Regional Sanctions and the Struggle for Democracy, contains eight research papers on the subject.

Regional organisations (ROs) around the world increasingly use sanctions against member states in situations of democratic crisis. This special issue unpacks the trend of RO sanctions in regions that are both democracy-dense (Europe and the Americas) and autocracy-dense (Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East).

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IPSR - Volume 42, Number 4, September 2021
Special Issue: Regional Sanctions and the Struggle for Democracy

Regional sanctions and the struggle for democracy:  Introduction to the special issue
Elin Hellquist and Stefano Palestini

Regional sanctions as peer review: The African Union against Egypt  (2013) and Sudan (2019)
Elin Hellquist

Regional organizations and the politics of sanctions against undemocratic behaviour in the Americas
Stefano Palestini

(Un)Democratic change and use of social sanctions for domestic politics: Council of Europe monitoring in Turkey
Digdem Soyaltin-Colella

Institutional logics and the EU’s limited sanctioning capacity under Article 7 TEU
Carlos Closa

Legitimation, regime survival, and shifting alliances in the Arab League: Explaining sanction politics during the Arab Spring
Maria Josepha Debre

Understanding ASEAN’s approach to sanctions against norm breakers 
Kerstin Schembera 

Regional organizations and democratic conditionality: Family resemblances and shaming
Laurence Whitehead