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Shaw, Martin

Works: 26 works in 155 publications in 3 languages and 3,625 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Domestic fiction  Radio plays  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4750, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Martin Shaw
War and genocide : organized killing in modern society by Martin Shaw( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 509 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."--Jacket
Global society and international relations : sociological concepts and political perspectives by Martin Shaw( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The debate about globalization is increasingly central to both sociology and international politics, but there have been few attempts to consider its implications for the essential frameworks of the disciplines. In this pathbreaking book, Martin Shaw places the concept of global society at the centre of analysis. He argues that this is now the only context in which it makes sense to talk about a society, or in which to discuss problems of 'international relations'. Shaw examines the recent sociological contribution to international relations thinking about the state and offers a broad critique of international relations theory. He claims that, while its issue agenda may have broadened, its conceptual base is still narrow. He argues for a comprehensive introduction of the concept of society into thinking about security, and that global society rather than international society is the relevant framework for understanding world politics
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 264 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
Post-military society : militarism, demilitarization, and war at the end of the twentieth century by Martin Shaw( Book )
15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 171 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
State and society in international relations ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Theory of the global state : globality as unfinished revolution by Martin Shaw( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 60 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 focuses upon two 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 states. 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. Reading for sociology and politics as well as international relations, this book offers a historical, theoretical and political framework for understanding state and society in the emerging global age
The Sociology of war and peace by Colin Creighton( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
War, state, and society ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Marxist sociology revisited : critical assessments ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 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 21 libraries worldwide
El marxismo y las ciencias sociales : las raíces del conocimiento social by Martin Shaw( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Marxism versus sociology: a guide to reading by Martin Shaw( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Politics and globalisation : knowledge, ethics, and agency by Martin Shaw( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 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 ke
La rivoluzione incompiuta : democrazia e Stato nell'era della globalità by Martin Shaw( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
What is genocide? by Martin Shaw( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 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
L'occidente alla guerra : la tentazione dell'interventismo by Martin Shaw( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Politics in a globalized world by Martin Shaw( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tess goes through her life at the mercy of unscrupulous men, who take advantage of their positions in society and of her. But how far can a woman be pushed before she is forced to take revenge? Tess of the D'Urbervilles is an early exercise in girl power. Tess spends her life being bullied by men and is pushed to the brink
The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Tragedy of man's ignorance of man in which an intoxicated young husband sells his wife and child at auction for five pounds
Global activism, global media by Wilma de Jong( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 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
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Alternative Names
Martin Shaw sociologist of global politics, war and genocide
Shaw, Martin 1947-
Мартин Шоу
ショー, マーチン
English (137)
Italian (4)
Spanish (3)
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