The question "do sanctions work?" can be interpreted not only as a political or legal assessment about their effects on a State, but also as an analysis of whether sanctions are designed, managed and enforced in a manner which makes them viable for an extended period of time for those who are required to implement them.
Burci, Gian Luca
"Do Economic Sanctions Work? A View From The United Nations,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol2/iss3/2