Social identification processes, group dynamics and the behaviour of combatants
30-06-2008 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 870, by Emanuele Castano, Bernhard Leidner and Patrycja Slawuta
In this article, respect for international humanitarian law among combatants is considered from a social psychological perspective. The authors argue that group identities are particularly salient in combat situations, and that they have a profound influence on combatants’ decisions to respect or violate international humanitarian law.