Research Professor, IBEI
Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex
Martin Shaw is a historical sociologist who has written widely on global politics, war and genocide, held posts in sociology and International Relations in several British universities, and published a large number of sole-authored and edited books as well as journal articles. Recently he has been working on racism, Brexit and British politics.
Background and education
- (1993) PhD (Sociology of International Relations and War), University of Hull
- (1968) BA Hons. (Sociology), London School of Economics and Political Science
- Historical Sociology
- Global politics
- Armed Conflicts
IBEI Research Clusters
Conceptual History, Concept Formation and the ‘Problems of Genocide’
Class and ‘Political Genocide’
- 2022.Political Racism: Brexit and Its Aftermath.Newcastle upon Tyne:Agenda Publishing.Link
- 2020.Racial self-interest, Max Weber and the production of racism: the strategy and propaganda of Vote Leave during the Brexit referendum.Patterns of Prejudice,54(4):347-365Link
- 2016.Israel Charny’s attack on the Journal of Genocide Research and its authors: a response.Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal,10 (2):3-22Link
- 2015.What is Genocide? (Second edition).Cambridge:Polity.Link
- 2013.Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns in the Transition of the Late Modern World.New York:Cambridge University Press.Link
- 2005.The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War and its Crisis in Iraq.Polity.Link
- 2003.War and Genocide: Organised Killing in Modern Society.Oxford:Polity.Link
- 2000.Theory of the Global State: Globality as Unfinished Revolution.Cambridge Studies in International Relations,73Link
- 1996.Civil Society and Media in Global Crises: Representing Distant Violence.London:Pinter Publishers.
- 1994.Global Society and International Relations: Sociological Concepts and Political Perspectives.Link
- 1991.Post-Military Society: Militarism, Demilitarisation and War and the End of the Twentieth Century.Philadelphia:Temple University Press.