2007 What is Genocide? Cambridge: Polity, 176 pp.

2005 The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War and its Crisis in Iraq, Cambridge: Polity, 170 pp. (Italian translation, L’Occidente alla Guerra: La tentazione dell’interventismo, Milano: Università Bocconi Editore, 2006, 231 pp.)

2003 War and Genocide: Organized Killing in Modern Society. Cambridge: Polity, 244 pp.

2000 Theory of the Global State: Globality as Unfinished Revolution, Cambridge University Press, 286 pp. (Italian translation, La Rivoluzione Incompiuta: Democrazia e Stato nell’era della Globalità, with new introduction, Milano: Università Bocconi Editore, 2004, 292 pp.)

1996 Civil Society and Media in Global Crises: Representing Distant Violence, London: Pinter, viii + 214 pp.(Partial German translation, ‘Die Repräsentation ferner Konflikte und die globale Zivilgesellschaft’, in Ulrich Beck, ed,Perspektiven der Weltgesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1998, pp. 221-56.)

1994 Global Society and International Relations: Sociological Concepts and Political Perspectives, Cambridge: Polity, vii + 197 pp.(Japanese translation, Tokyo: Minerva Shobo, 1997, vii + 266 pp.)

1991 Post-Military Society: Militarism, Demilitarization and War at the End of the Twentieth Century, Cambridge: Polity, and Philadelphia: Temple University Press, ix + 216 pp. (Partial Chinese translation, Taiwan, 2002.)

1988 Dialectics of War: An Essay on the Social Theory of War and Peace, London: Pluto, 168 pp.

1975 Marxism and Social Science: The Roots of Social Knowledge, London: Pluto, x + 140 pp (Spanish translation, El Marxismo y las Ciencias Sociales: Las Raices del Conocimiento Social, Mexico City: Nueva Imagen, 1978, 152 pp.)

1974 Marxism versus Sociology: A Guide to Reading, London: Pluto, 120 pp.

Edited books

2005 Global Activism, Global Media, with Wilma de Jong and Neil Stammers, London: Pluto and Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

1999 Politics and Globalisation: Knowledge, Ethics and Agency, London: Routledge, x + 229 pp.

1991 State and Society in International Relations, with Michael Banks, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, x + 209 pp.

1987 The Sociology of War and Peace, with Colin Creighton, London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 245 pp.

1985 Marxist Sociology Revisited: Critical Assessments, London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s Press, vii + 268 pp.

1984 War, State and Society, edited, London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin’s Press, vii + 266 pp.


2010 ‘Sociology and Genocide’ in A. Dirk Moses and D. Bloxham, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 142-62.

‘Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks for Organised Violence’, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 3, 1, 2009, pp. 97-106.

2006 ‘The Sources of Social Power and the Sociology of Genocide’, Sociology, 40, 1, 177-83.

2004 ‘New wars of the city: “urbicide” and “genocide”‘ in Steve Graham, ed., Cities, War, and Terrorism, Oxford: Blackwell, 141-53.

2003 ‘The Global Transformation of the Social Sciences’, in Mary Kaldor, Helmut Anheier and Marlies Glasius, eds,Global Civil Society Yearbook 2003, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 35-44.

2002 ‘The Historical Transition of Our Times: The Question of Globality in Historical Sociology’, in John Hobson and Steve Hobden, eds, Historical Sociology and International Relations, 82-88, and in Cambridge Review of International Affairs, XIV, 2, 2001, 273-89

2001 ‘Global society’ in the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Political Economy, London: Routledge, 606-07.

2000 ‘The development of the “common-risk” society: a theoretical overview’ in Jürgen Kuhlmann and Jean Callaghan (eds.) Military and Society in 21st Century Europe, Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, pp. 13-26 (simultaneous Russian edition, Moscow: Nauchnaya Kniga, 2000; reprinted in Society, 38, 6, September-October 2001, 7-15.

‘Historical sociology and global transformation’, in Ronen Palan (ed.) New Theories of the Global Political Economy, London: Routledge, 229-41.

1999 ‘Global Voices: Civil Society and the Media in Global Crises’, in Timothy Dunne and Nicholas J Wheeler, eds., Human Rights in Global Politics, Cambridge University Press, pp. 214-32

1998 ‘The Historical Sociology of the Future’, Review of International Political Economy, 5, 2, pp 322-27.

1997 ‘The Theoretical Challenge of Global Society’ in Sreberny-Mohhammadi, Winseck, McKenna, Boyd-Barrett, eds., Media in Global Context, London: Edward Arnold, reprinted in John Beynon and David Dunkerley, eds.,Globalization: The Reader, London: Athlone Press, 2000, pp 61-64

‘Conscription and Citizenship’ in Anthony Giddens, ed., Sociology: Introductory Readings, Cambridge: Polity

‘The State of Globalization: towards a theory of state transformation’, Review of International Political Economy, 4, 3, Autumn, pp 497-513, reprinted in Neil Brenner, Bob Jessop, Martin Jones and Gordon MacLeod, eds,State/Space: A Reader, Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, and (abridged) as ‘Theorizing the Emergent Global State’, in Richard Little and Michael Smith, eds, Perspectives on World Politics, Third Edition, London: Taylor and Francis, 2005.

‘From Public Issues to Private Troubles’, in Chet Ballard, Jon Gubbay and Christopher Middleton, eds., A Student’s Companion to Sociology, Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 31-38.

1995 ‘Civil Society and Global Politics: Beyond a Social Movements Approach’, Millenium: Journal of International Studies, 23, 3, Winter, 647-68.

‘Churches and War: Surveys of Attitudes during the Gulf Conflict’ (with Roy Carr-Hill), in Peter G. Forster, ed.,Contemporary Mainstream Christianity, Aldershot: Gower.

‘Theses on a Post-Military Europe: Conscription, Citizenship and Militarism after the Cold War’, in Chris Rootes and Howard Davis, eds., A New Europe: Social Change and Political Transformation, London: UCL Press, pp. 55-71.

1993 ‘”There is no such thing as society”: beyond individualism and statism in international security studies’, Review of International Studies, 19, 2, April, pp. 159-76

1992 ‘Global society and global responsibility: the theoretical, analytical and practical limits of international society’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 21, 3, Winter, pp 421-34 (republished in Rick Fawns and Jeremy Larkins, eds., International Society After the Cold War: Anarchy and Order Reconsidered, Macmillan, 1996).

‘Public Opinion and Media War Coverage in Britain’, in Hamid Mowlana, George W. Gerbner and Herbert Schiller, eds., Triumph of the Image: The Media’s War in the Persian Gulf. A Global Perspective, Boulder, Colorado: Westview (with Roy Carr-Hill).

1991 ‘Mass Media and Attitudes to the Gulf War in Britain’ in Michael Morgan, ed., ‘The Media and the Gulf War’, special issue of The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication, Montreal (with Roy Carr-Hill).

Public Opinion, Media and Violence: Attitudes to the Gulf War in a Local Population (with Roy Carr-Hill), Hull: Hull University Gulf War Project, 42 pp..

‘State Theory and the Post-Cold War World’ and ‘Total War and the Theory of the State’ in Shaw and Banks, eds, State and Society in International Relations, Hemel Hempstead: Harvester-Wheatsheaf.

1990 ‘Strategy and Social Process: lessons from strategic studies’, Sociology, 24, 3, August, pp 465-73 (extract republished in David Morgan and Liz Stanley, eds, Debates in Sociology, Manchester: MUP, 1994).

1989 ‘War and the Nation-State’, in D. Held and J. Thompson, eds., Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

‘Ideen uber Krieg und Militarisierung in der Gesellschaftstheorie des Späten Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts’, translated by H. Joas, in H. Joas and H. Steiner, eds., Machtpolitischer Realismus und Pazifistische Utopie: Krieg und Frieden in der Geschichte der Sozialwissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 283-308.

1988 ‘The Real Sociology of War: A reply to Roger Scruton’, British Journal of Sociology, XXXIX, 4, December, 615-8.

‘Introduction’ and ‘The Rise and Fall of the Military-Democratic State: Britain 1940-85′, in C. Creighton and M. Shaw, eds., The Sociology of War and Peace, London: Macmillan, 1-13 and 143-58.

1986 The Student Movements of the 1960s: A view from the 1980s, Hull: Hull University Occasional Papers in Sociology and Social Anthropology, No. 2, 36 pp.

1985 ‘Sociology and the Crisis of Marxism’, in Shaw, ed., Marxist Sociology Revisited: Critical Assessments, London: Macmillan, 1-20.

‘Marxism, the State and Politics’, in Shaw, ed., Marxist Sociology Revisited: Critical Assessments, London: Macmillan, 246-68.

1984 ‘Marxism and the Problem of Law and Order in Britain’, in P. Norton, ed., Law and Order in British Politics, Aldershot: Gower, 179-92.

‘War and Social Theory’ and ‘War, Imperialism and the State System: A critique of orthodox Marxism for the 1980s’ in Shaw, ed., War, State and Society, London: Macmillan, 1-24 and 47-60.

1982 Review article of Jacoby, Dialectic of Defeat and Gouldner, The Two MarxismsTheory, Culture and Society, 1, 2, Autumn, 120-3.

1979 ‘The Social Roots of Statistical Knowledge’ (with Ian Miles) in J. Irvine, I. Miles and J. Evans, eds.,Demystifying Social Statistics, London: Pluto, 27-38.

1976 ‘New Empirical Marxisms’, Sociology, 10, 3, September, 519-23.

1974 ‘The Theory of the State and Politics: A central paradox of Marxism’, Economy and Society, 3, 4, November, 429-50.

1971 ‘The Coming Crisis of Radical Sociology’, New Left Review 70, November-December; reprinted in R Blackburn, ed., Ideology in Social Science, London: Fontana, 1972, 33-44.

1971-72 ‘Understanding Sociology’, The Spokesman, 19-20, December-January, 61-65.

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