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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Boycott

Christopher C Joyner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2021

Subject(s):
Armed attack — International trade — Coercion & harassment

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The boycott is a technique of economic coercion that involves the refusal to engage in certain economic interactions, particularly in buying or handling of goods and services from a target entity, typically for political reasons. Implementation of a boycott, which is often accompanied by efforts to persuade or induce others to participate as well, can be applied at the local, regional, national, or international levels.2 Co-ordinated efforts to isolate individuals and groups from social and economic intercourse have occurred since biblical times. For example,...
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