The United States and the global economic blockade of Cuba: a study in political pressures on America's allies

Morris H. Morley*

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to provide an empirical basis for theories about political coalitions formed to apply economic sanctions against a target country. An excellent example is the economic blockade of Cuba by the United States, during which successive Republican and Democratic administrations have pursued economic measures to achieve a political objective. This study investigates the degree of cooperation and cleavage among Washington's capitalist-bloc allies with this effort to establish multilateral economic pressures against the Cuban Revolution. The analysis suggests that, despite the growth of economic competition during the 1960s and 1970s, such strains were not reflected at the level of political relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-48
Number of pages24
JournalCanadian Journal of Political Science
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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