Dialectics of War: An Essay in the Social Theory of Total War and Peace Martin Shaw

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Published: December 10th 2010

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Dialectics of War: An Essay in the Social Theory of Total War and Peace  by  Martin Shaw

Dialectics of War: An Essay in the Social Theory of Total War and Peace by Martin Shaw
December 10th 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 154 pages | ISBN: | 7.28 Mb

Martin Shaws study critiques strategic and social theory as approaches to war and militarism, proposing instead a historical-sociological understanding of the dialectics of war. This book, written in the final stages of the Cold War, was theMoreMartin Shaws study critiques strategic and social theory as approaches to war and militarism, proposing instead a historical-sociological understanding of the dialectics of war. This book, written in the final stages of the Cold War, was the forerunner of the more extensive critical literature on war and society in the 1990s and after.Dialectics of War develops an account of industrialised total warfare as a mode of warfare together with its contradictions, including its mutation into nuclear militarism.

The book deals with the relationships of war, revolution and counter-revolution, and of with social and peace movements. It concludes with an argument for historical pacifism.Martin Shaw is a sociologist of global politics, war and genocide who has held chairs in sociology and International Relations at the universities of Hull, Sussex and Roehampton.

His later books include Post-Military Society (1991), Global Society and International Relations (1994), Civil Society and Media in Global Crises (1996), Theory of the Global State (2000), War and Genocide (2003) and What is Genocide? (2007).



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