Theorizing International Power in a World of 200 States
Martin Shaw gained his PhD in the Sociology of International Relations and War from the University of Hull. He is research professor at IBEI since 2012. He was a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Durham (1970-72), and then Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull (1972-95). From 1995-2012 he held the Chair of International Relations and Politics at the University of Sussex, where he is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has been a Professorial Fellow in International Relations and Human Rights at Roehampton University, London, since 2010, and has been a Visiting Professor at IBEI in 2010 and 2011. Martin Shaw's work has focused on the sociology of global politics, war and genocide. His books include Marxism and Social Science: The Roots of Social Knowledge, London: Pluto, 1975; Dialectics of War: An Essay on the Social Theory of War and Peace, London: Pluto, 1988; Post-Military Society: Militarism, Demilitarization and War at the End of the Twentieth Century, Cambridge: Polity, 1991; Global Society and International Relations: Sociological Concepts and Political Perspectives, Cambridge: Polity, 1994; Civil Society and Media in Global Crises: Representing Distant Violence, London: Pinter, 1996; Theory of the Global State: Globality as Unfinished Revolution, Cambridge University Press, 2000, War and Genocide: Organized Killing in Modern Society, Cambridge: Polity, 2003, The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War and Its Crisis in Iraq, Cambridge: Polity, 2005, What is Genocide? Cambridge: Polity, 2007, and Genocide and International Relations: Changing Patterns of Destructive Violence in the Transitions of the Late Modern World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. His personal website is www.martinshaw.org and he is a regular contributor to www.opendemocracy.net.