Palestine and Genocide Revisited

The difficulties of serious debate about Palestine: this short commentary has just appeared in Holy Land Studies (12, 1, 2013, 1-8; below is a draft version). The same issue includes an excellent piece by Farid Abdel-Nour, 'From Critic to Cheerleader: The Clarifying Example of Benny Morris' "Conversion"', the clarification being relevant to all who try to… Continue reading Palestine and Genocide Revisited

Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

A new piece just published in the journal e-International Relations Although most International Relations scholars recognise in principle the historical variability of their subject matter, IR theory is often written as though relatively timeless qualities of the modern international system are the most significant. The system is commonly described as ‘Westphalian’, as though the principles… Continue reading Historical Sociology and International Relations: The Question of Genocide

Review of Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection

New review for the LSE Review of Books Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection. Mary Kaldor, Henrietta L. Moore and Sabine Selchow (eds). Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. Global civil society is an idea of the period since the end of the Cold War: it has reformulated the old idea of civil society for… Continue reading Review of Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection

Genocide and International Relations: new book

I have now finished the final corrections to Genocide and International Relations, and Cambridge University Press expect to have copies available in October. This book moves on from the conceptual focus of What is Genocide? (2007) to develop an interpretation of historical and contemporary patterns. With the subtitle Changing Patterns in the Upheavals of the Late Modern World,… Continue reading Genocide and International Relations: new book

Paul Preston, The Spanish Holocaust, review

A draft of my review of this important new book, published this month in the Journal of Genocide Research, 15, 2, 2013. Paul Preston, The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Harper, 2012. What happened in Spain in the 1930s has hardly been reckoned with in that country even eight decades… Continue reading Paul Preston, The Spanish Holocaust, review