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

By Martin Shaw

ISBN-10: 0745302580

ISBN-13: 9780745302584

Martin Shaw's examine opinions strategic and social concept as techniques to struggle and militarism, providing as a substitute a historical-sociological figuring out of the 'dialectics of war'. This ebook, written within the ultimate levels of the chilly struggle, used to be the forerunner of the extra huge serious literature on struggle and society within the Nineteen Nineties and after.

Dialectics of warfare develops an account of industrialised overall battle as a method of conflict including its contradictions, together with its mutation into nuclear militarism. The ebook offers with the relationships of struggle, revolution and counter-revolution, and of with social and peace activities. It concludes with a controversy for 'historical pacifism'.

Martin Shaw is a sociologist of worldwide politics, warfare and genocide who has held chairs in sociology and diplomacy on the universities of Hull, Sussex and Roehampton. His later books comprise Post-Military Society (1991), worldwide Society and diplomacy (1994), Civil Society and Media in international Crises (1996), concept of the worldwide nation (2000), battle and Genocide (2003) and what's Genocide? (2007).

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