review of Jan Aart Scholte, Globalization, 2000

Martin Shaw Jan Aart Scholte, Globalization: A Critical Introduction London: Macmillan 2000. ISBN 0-333-66022-6 Draft of a review for Millennium: Journal of International Studies Do we need another book on globalization? Jan Aart Scholte is modest enough to pose this question, but his text is a plausible riposte. What we get in here is the… Continue reading review of Jan Aart Scholte, Globalization, 2000

Review of John Pilger, Paying the Price: The Killing of the Children of Iraq, 2000

review Paying the Price: The Killing of the Children of Iraq, ITV, 6 March 2000 John Pilger wrote and presented this new 90-minute documentary on Iraqi sanctions, shown on the most popular British channel within mass viewing hours. I was asked by BBC Radio 4's 'The Message' to discuss the programme, with Pilger and others,… Continue reading Review of John Pilger, Paying the Price: The Killing of the Children of Iraq, 2000

Leo Panitch, The New Imperial State, reviewed 2000

Martin Shaw Leo Panitch, The New Imperial State reply to article in New Left Review 2, 2000 Leo Panitch's 'The New Imperial State' is at once a welcome turn of Marxist theory towards the internationalized state, and disappointing in the limited nature of its advance. Although he rightly criticizes Peter Gowan for 'concentrating almost exclusively… Continue reading Leo Panitch, The New Imperial State, reviewed 2000

Review of Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics, 2000

originally published at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/hafa3/wendt.htm (2000) Martin Shaw Waltzing Alexander: constructing the new American ideology Alexander Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) Academic disciplines seem to require totemic figures: writers who act as focal points, whose ideas you love, or hate, but can't ignore, and who will be inflicted on students… Continue reading Review of Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics, 2000

Michael Mann’s Wiles Lectures: Modernity and Globalization, May 2000

first published at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/hafa3/mann.htm Martin Shaw Imposing Labels on Ages: Modernity and Globalization Michael Mann's Wiles Lectures, Queen's University, Belfast, 23-26 May 2000 The historical sociologist, Michael Mann, delivering this flagship series of historical lectures for 2000, chose as his theme the way that we delineate and label historical periods. It is a feature of… Continue reading Michael Mann’s Wiles Lectures: Modernity and Globalization, May 2000

Pinochet and international justice, February/March 2000

from http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/hafa3/pinochet.htm escape of Pinochet, guilty of mass murder and torture. 3 March 2000 As he rises from his wheelchair and mocks Jack Straw, the medical case for his release cannot be said to have been proven. In a matter as grave as this, the onus was on the British government to publish all material… Continue reading Pinochet and international justice, February/March 2000

Old Left Review: a reply to Perry Anderson, March 2000

Martin Shaw OLD LEFT REVIEW a reply to Perry Anderson New Left Review has taken the turn of the Millennium as the signal for a relaunch. This is more, however, than an attractive redesign of its long successful format and a renumbering from year Zero. According to its recently re-appointed editor Perry Anderson (editorial, NLR… Continue reading Old Left Review: a reply to Perry Anderson, March 2000