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Life and death in captivity : the abuse of prisoners during war

What We KnowThe Question and Answer in BriefWhy Prisoner Abuse MattersRepertoires of Violence against PrisonersDefining Prisoner AbuseJudging Prisoner Abuse in PracticeCaptives in Interstate WarsCapable CaptorsClassifying Prisoner Abuse—Problems and SolutionsTrends in Prisoner AbuseThe Captor's DilemmaAssessing the Costs and Benefits of Prisoner AbuseAdvantages of AbuseDrawbacks from AbuseInternational Law as a Constraint on Wartime ConductCultural Differences and the Barbaric EnemyDemocracy and Prisoner TreatmentDomestic Norms as Limits on AbuseDomestic Institutions—Enabling Abuse?Institutional Constraints on Wartime ViolenceThe Nature of the Conflict: War Aims and the Severity of the FightingThe Severity of WarfareWar Aims and the Centrality of TerritoryPrisoners by the NumbersPrisoner Abuse in Interstate Wars—What the Evidence SaysDemocracy and Prisoner Treatment: A Closer Statistical LookWorld War II, Democracies, and the (Mis)Treatment of PrisonersDemocracies and their Prisoners in the Second World WarDemocratic Concerns over RetaliationThe Strategic Benefits of Good ConductWWII and the Darker Side of Democratic ConductPostwar Treatment of Axis Prisoners in EuropeThe Forcible Repatriation of Soviet PrisonersFrom Soldiers to CiviliansWhen Democracies Go Bad: Other Instances of High-Level Prisoner AbuseThe Boxer RebellionThe Vietnam WarThe Balkan Wars of the Early Twentieth CenturyTerritorial Conquest and the Katyn Massacre in PerspectiveTerritory and Terrorizing Captives: War Aims and the Logic of Prisoner AbusePoland, the Soviet Union, and the Katyn Forest MassacreBackground to the War: Soviet Territorial MotivesThe General Treatment of Polish PrisonersPrisoner Abuse Taken to the Extreme: The Fate of Polish Officers in the Special Camps and Related PrisonsThe Territorial Logic behind the Katyn MassacreAlternative Explanations for the Katyn MassacreTerritorial War Aims and Soviet Prisoner Abuse in Comparative PerspectiveSoviet Conduct toward Prisoners during Wars of Territorial ConquestSoviet Conduct toward Prisoners during Wars with Less Clear Aims of Territorial ConquestExplaining the Treatment of Prisoners during WarRelevance to the Study of Wartime Conduct and Contemporary Armed ConflictThe Severity of the FightingTerritorial War AimsDemocracy and Regime TypeMaking the Theory Travel: Prisoner Abuse in other Types of Armed ConflictColonial WarsCivil WarsThe War on Terror

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