Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: How Russian Countersanctions Intertwined Political and Economic Goals

Paulina Pospieszna , Joanna Skrzypczyńska , Beata Stępień


This article explicates the intertwined economic and political goals behind the imposition of countersanctions through an analysis of their premises and outcomes for Russia’s domestic economy. The evidence supports the argument that retaliation was designed to benefit the Russian domestic food industry, reorient trade relations, and bolster domestic public support for this sector while politically penalizing sanctioning countries. An important contribution of this article is to demonstrate how sanctions imposed on nondemocratic target countries, which play an important role in international affairs, is like a tit-for-tat game, which may have additional effects and also unintended political, economic, and social consequences not yet observed.
Author Paulina Pospieszna - Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)
Paulina Pospieszna,,
, Joanna Skrzypczyńska - Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)
Joanna Skrzypczyńska,,
, Beata Stępień (WGM / KZM)
Beata Stępień,,
- Department of International Management
Journal seriesPS-Political Science & Politics, [PS - Political Science and Politics], ISSN 1049-0965, e-ISSN 1537-5935, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishsankcje, kontrsankcje, cele polityczne i ekonomiczne sankcji
Keywords in Englishsanctions, countersanctions, economic and political goals of sanctions
ASJC Classification3312 Sociology and Political Science
URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/hitting-two-birds-with-one-stone-how-russian-countersanctions-intertwined-political-and-economic-goals/BA266EB8A9A755C0C941B48CBDA3B4F5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.767; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.895 (2) - 2017=1.008 (5)
Citation count*5 (2020-10-15)
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UwagiFirst online: 12 December 2019
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