In 2000 I published a book, Theory of the Global State: Globality as Unfinished Revolution which revised the terms of the debate about the state, arguing that the dominant state form in today's world is a 'Western state conglomerate' led by the USA but combining many 'nation-states' and international organisations. Together with the 'global layer' of… Continue reading Global State Formation in the 21st Century
An excellent institute in Europe's most attractive city - the ideal place to study! Foreign Affairs has just published an interview with me about the Master's programmes at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, where I am Research Professor.
A new debate in the British Journal of Sociology begins from the work of John Hagan and his collaborators and includes commentaries by Tim Allen, Vincent A. De Gaetano, Michael Mann, Claire Moon and Martin Shaw.
What kind of violence has the Sri Lankan state been committing against its Tamil civilian population as the island‘s civil war ended; on what scale and with what intentions? Martin Shaw explores the difficult terrain where war, atrocity and genocide meet. Go to Open Democracy for full text.
The Armenian massacres belong to a wider pattern of "mass death" forged in war and state rivalry. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.
The impact of Israel's three-week assault on Gaza on the civilian Palestinian population is revealing of its true character, says Martin Shaw.Go to Open Democracy for the full text.
Dan Stone, ed., The Historiography of Genocide. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008, 640 pp. ISBN 978 1 4039 9219 2 (cloth). Donald Bloxham, Genocide, The World Wars and the Unweaving of Europe, London and Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2008, 268 pp. ISBN 978 0 85303 720 0 (cloth), 978 0 85303 721 7 (paper).… Continue reading Review of Stone, ed., The Historiography of Genocide and Bloxham, Genocide, The World Wars and the Unweaving of Europe, for JGR, 2008