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Shaw, Martin 1947-

Works: 41 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 5,496 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JZ1318, 306
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Politics and globalisation knowledge, ethics, and agency by Martin Shaw ( )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central aim of this book is to analyse whether [or not] the global constitutes a fundamental challenge to the social-scientific study of politics, including the structure of disciplines and the division of labour between them
War and genocide : organized killing in modern society by Martin Shaw ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 492 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 )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 458 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 )
13 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 422 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 344 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 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part II Limits of National Civil Society
Global activism, global media by Wilma De Jong ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radical political activist movements are growing all the time. Activist politics have come to influence 'mainstream' politics over fundamental issues such as trade, gender relations, the environment and war. This book brings together activists and academics in one volume, to explore the theory and practice of global activism's relation to all forms of media, mainstream and otherwise. The contributors examine how global activism is represented in the mainstream press and explain the strategies that activists adopt to spread their own ideas. Investigating Indymedia and internet activism, they show how transformations in communications technology offer new possibilities, and explain how activists have successfully used and developed their own media. Case studies and topics include the world social forums, an example of a campaign from the NGO Action Aid, a campaign strategy from an internet activist, Greenpeace and the Brent Spar conflict, the World Development Movement and representations in the mainstream press, the Independent Media Centre, transgender activism on the net, Amnesty International, Oxfam and the internet
Marxist sociology revisited : critical assessments ( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new western way of war : risk-transfer war and its crisis in Iraq by Martin Shaw ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrating the flaws in the US-led War on Terror, the author suggests that America has flouted the key rules that allowed Western states to fight earlier wars successfully, resulting in political failure and disaster in Iraq, as well as a loss of credibility for the very idea of Western warfare
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 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
State and society in international relations ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialectics of war : an essay in the social theory of total war and peace by Martin Shaw ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A branch from the lightning tree : ecstatic myth and the grace in wildness by Martin Shaw ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth the tragedy of Macbeth /by William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macbeth, the darkest and the most brooding of Shakespeare's texts, is vividly brought to life by Polanski in a portrayal of ruthless ambition and murder
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
Public opinion, media and violence : attitudes to the Gulf War in a local population by Martin Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of the Global State Globality as an Unfinished Revolution by Martin Shaw ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global state by Martin Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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