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Shaw, Martin 1947-

Works: 64 works in 237 publications in 4 languages and 7,477 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: M1627, 784.71
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Most widely held works by Martin Shaw
Politics and globalisation knowledge, ethics, and agency by Martin Shaw( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalisation is widely understood as a set of processes driven by technological, economic and cultural change. Few have successfully defined the changing character and role of politics in global change. Political institutions such as the nation-state have been seen as undermined by globalisation, or needing to respond to it. This book clarifies the tensions which global change has provoked in our understanding of politics. Politics and Globalisation suggests that globalisation is a process which is politically contested and even politically constituted.; The volume presents five key intellectual and political contests in globalisation: the extent and political significance of globalising changes in economy and society how and how far the relations and forms of nation-state organisation are transformed whether the given concepts and methods of political science as a discipline can be applied to global and regional politics, and whether they require radical reformulation; the role and significance of ethical questions in global change whether global change is constituted by, or denies, radical political agency Politics and Globalisation brings together experts in the fields of political science and international relations. Revealing divergences over globalisation, as well as common ground, between these two fields, this book addresses the gaps in existing literature on the global challenge to politics
Global activism, global media by Wilma De Jong( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together activists and academics to explore the theory and practice of global activism's relation to all forms of media, mainstream and otherwise. They examine how global activism is represented in the mainstream, and explain the strategies that activists adopt to spread their own ideas
What is genocide? by Martin Shaw( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intellectually and politically potent new book. Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide. He considers the origins and development of the concept and its relationships to other forms of political violence. Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide. Shaw argues that what distinguishes genocide from more legitimate warfare is that the 'enemies' targeted are groups and individuals of a civilian character. He vividly illustrates his argument from a wide range of historical episodes, and shows how the question 'What is genocide?' matters politically whenever populations are threatened by violence."--Jacket
War and genocide : organized killing in modern society by Martin Shaw( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction to the study of war and genocide presents a disturbing case that the potential for slaughter is deeply rooted in the political, economic, social and ideological relations of the modern world." "Most accounts of war and genocide treat them as separate phenomena. This book thoroughly examines the links between these two most inhuman of human activities. It shows that the generally legitimate business of war and the monstrous crime of genocide are closely related. This is not just because genocide usually occurs in the midst of war, but because genocide is a form of war directed against civilian populations. The book shows how fine the line has been, in modern history, between 'degenerate war' involving the mass destruction of civilian populations, and 'genocide', the deliberate destruction of civilian groups as such." "This book examines war and genocide together with their opposites, peace and justice. It looks at them from the standpoint of victims as well as perpetrators. It is an important book for anyone wanting to understand - and overcome - the continuing salience of destructive forces in modern society."--BOOK JACKET
Theory of the global state : globality as unfinished revolution by Martin Shaw( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study rewrites the terms of debate about globalization. Martin Shaw argues that the deepest meaning of globality is the growing sense of worldwide human commonality as a practical social force, arising from political struggle, not technological change. The book focusses upon two new concepts: the unfinished global-democratic revolution and the global-Western state. Shaw shows how an internationalized, post-imperial Western state conglomerate, symbiotically linked to global institutions, is increasingly consolidated amidst worldwide democratic upheavals against authoritarian, quasi-imperial non-Western state. This study explores the radical implications of these concepts for social, political and international theory, through a fundamental critique of modern 'national-international' social thought and dominant economistic versions of global theory. Theory of the Global State offers a historical, theoretical and political framework for understanding state and society in the emerging global age."--BOOK JACKET
The Sociology of war and peace by Colin Creighton( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-military society : militarism, demilitarization, and war at the end of the twentieth century by Martin Shaw( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the collapse of the Cold War following the Eastern European revolutions and the ongoing democratization of the Soviet republics, optimism about peace has transformed the international political climate. Incidents such as the Gulf War, however, have tempered this optimism and cast doubts on the prospects for demilitarization. In this book, Martin Shaw examines some of the developments that lie behind the recent momentous changes and argues that, despite the Gulf War and other regional wars, militarism is in decisive retreat. Writing from a broadly sociological perspective, Shaw examines the roles of war and military institutions in human society and the ways in which preoccupation with war has affected domestic, regional, and international politics in the twentieth century. In doing so, he asks: When does the post-war era end? How have nuclear weapons altered the perception of war by society? What is the relationship between industrialism and militarism? The author contends that, despite the militarism of some Third World countries, societies in the advanced industrial world (especially in Europe) have been undergoing a profound demilitarization. These societies have become politically insulated from war preparation, have recognized the effect of social movements on inter-state relations, and are experiencing a "revolution of rising expectations." Offering evidence of "post-military citizenship," Shaw describes the increasing resistance to military conscription throughout the Western world, the replacement of blind obedience with demands for accountability in Eastern bloc countries, and the simultaneous rise of nationalism and communitarianism among Common Market members. And, in light of the collapse of Stalinist militarism in Europe and the USSR, Shaw suggests some of the changes that face Soviet society
War, state, and society( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global society and international relations : sociological concepts and political perspectives by Martin Shaw( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final section of the book looks at the political perspectives which are entailed by a global society approach. Shaw maintains that classical socialist thinking on war and the international order is outmoded. He puts the case for a new politics of society and international institutions, and concludes with a wide-ranging theory of global state intervention
Civil society and media in global crises : representing distant violence by Martin Shaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part V Comparisons and Perspectives
Marxist sociology revisited : critical assessments( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and social science : the roots of social knowledge by Martin Shaw( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and society in international relations( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectics of war : an essay in the social theory of total war and peace by Martin Shaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide and international relations : changing patterns in the transitions of the late modern world by Martin Shaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide and International Relations lays the foundations for a new perspective on genocide in the modern world. Genocide studies have been influenced, negatively as well as positively, by the political and cultural context in which the field has developed. In particular, a narrow vision of comparative studies has been influential in which genocide is viewed mainly as a 'domestic' phenomenon of states. This book emphasizes the international context of genocide, seeking to specify more precisely the relationships between genocide and the international system. Shaw aims to re-interpret the classical European context of genocide in this frame, to provide a comprehensive international perspective on Cold War and post-Cold War genocide, and to re-evaluate the key transitions of the end of the Second World War and the end of the Cold War. Proposes a new approach to modern genocide by treating it systematically in the context of international relations Re-evaluates classical European and colonial genocide and the post-Second World War and post-Cold War transitions in genocide, enabling scholars and students to see the historical limitations, as well as the strengths, of the Genocide Convention and post-1989 genocide policy Provides a compelling critique of the negative influences of cultural and political context on the field - genocide studies will need to re-evaluate the relationships between scholarship and politics. (From the publisher)
Marxism versus sociology: a guide to reading by Martin Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National anthems of the world by Martin Shaw( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National anthems of the world by Martin Shaw( )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principally for voice and piano; words in English or in the original languages, with English translations
Socialism & militarism by Martin Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global state and the politics of intervention by Martin Shaw( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Global activism, global mediaWhat is genocide?War and genocide : organized killing in modern societyTheory of the global state : globality as unfinished revolutionPost-military society : militarism, demilitarization, and war at the end of the twentieth centuryCivil society and media in global crises : representing distant violence