OK, so I've just completed another round of posting of old material. Honestly, it's the last. Now all my online reviews since 1999 are searchable in this blog, using the categories 'reviews', 'genocide reviews' and 'war reviews'. There's some good material in them, but from now on, I promise, it will be new writing.
Martin Shaw Richard Falk On Humane Governance: Towards a New Global Politics Cambridge: Polity, 1995, xvi + 288 pp James N Rosenau and Mary Durfee, Thinking Theory Thoroughly: Coherent Approaches to an Incoherent World Oxford: Westview, 1995, xiv + 218 pp from Millennium 1996 Each of these books is a cooperative effort, rather unusual in… Continue reading Review of Richard Falk and James Rosenau, 1996
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
Martin Shaw The political meaning of global change From International Politics, 36, 419-424, 1999. Offprints available: email me Peter Dicken. GLOBAL SHIFT: TRANSFORMING THE WORLD ECONOMY. Third edition. New York: Guilford Press, 1998. xvi + 496pp. paper Zygmunt Bauman. GLOBALIZATION: THE HUMAN CONSEQUENCES. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. 138 pp. $24.50 hardcover. Wolfgang H.… Continue reading The political meaning of global change, review article, 1999
from http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/hafa3/kaldor.htm Martin Shaw The contemporary mode of warfare? Mary Kaldor’s theory of new wars Review essay from Review of International Political Economy, 7, 1, 2000, 171-80. Contents: The theory of new wars; The understanding of ‘old’ warfare; The absence of the larger context; Genocidal war as the problem; Bibliography Mary Kaldor and Basker Vashee,… Continue reading The contemporary mode of warfare? Mary Kaldor’s theory of new wars, 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
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