Books by Faculty

The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention

Rowman and Littlefield, 1997

Edited by David Cortright. Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a range of cases — from North Korea to South Africa to Bosnia — to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies.  The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods fail or are too dangerous to apply.

India and the Bomb: Public Opinion and Nuclear Options

Notre Dame Press, 1996

Edited by David Cortright and Amitabh Mattoo.

Economic Sanctions: Panacea or Peacebuilding in a Post-Cold War World?

Westview Press, 1995

Edited by David Cortright and George A. Lopez. Panacea or Peacebuilding in a Post-Cold War World? As the challenge of preventing military conflict has become increasingly complex in the post-Cold War era, economic sanctions are being applied with growing frequency. Sanctions are being used to enforce international law, to deter aggression and terrorism, to defend democracy and human rights, and to prevent nuclear proliferation.