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Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?

Matthew Evangelista and Nina Tannenwald


The book offers a comparative analysis of state practice with regard to the Geneva Conventions. It seeks to answer three questions of critical importance to understanding their role and impact: (1) How have the Geneva Conventions been incorporated into the laws and practices governing armed forces in particular countries? (2) In what ways has the Geneva regime constrained the behavior of states facing situations such as guerrilla warfare and terrorism, where one would expect the Conventions to come under the greatest pressure? (3) What factors have contributed to the successes and failures of ... More

Keywords: Geneva Conventions, international humanitarian law, laws of war, armed conflict, law, socialization, internalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199379774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199379774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Evangelista, editor
Professor of Political Science, Cornell University

Nina Tannenwald, editor
Professor of Political Science, Brown University

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