"The book begins with an analysis of the logic of conflict in Africa and then examines current thinking and UN practice on sanctions, the case of Iraq and those of India and Pakistan. The focus then shifts to Southern Africa, where the role of different forms of sanctions and of civil society in bringing about change are examined. The chapters discuss apartheid South Africa, Rhodesia, Angola's Unita and presentday Zimbabwe. The role of conditionalities imposed by donors on African states are discussed in a separate chapter. The last chapter draws lessons and trends based on the earlier contributions."