Just published ‘Why Combatants Fight’

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Theory and Society

Niall O’Dochartaigh and I have just published a paper in Theory and Society (April, 2018):

‘Why combatants fight: the Irish Republican Army and the Bosnian Serb Army Compared’ :



Turkish Translation of ‘The Sociology of War and Violence’

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I am glad to see the publication of the Turkish Translation of ‘The Sociology of War and Violence’ (HECE, Istanbul 2018) (translated by Suzan Sari):
Turkish translation1

Book Launch of the Croatian edition of ‘Nation-States and Nationalisms’

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There will be a book launch of the Croatian edition of my ‘Nation-States and Nationalisms’ in Rijeka, Croatia – 17th April at 19:00:


‘Peace and Conflicts’ Conference, April 2018

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I look forward to speaking at this event next week (University of Rijeka, Croatia):


Upcoming Lecture at Durham University

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I look forward to speaking at the University of Durham at 1st May, 2018:


Upcoming Talks, Spring 2018

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I look forward to speaking at these events in Spring, 2018:

  • ‘War and peoplehood through time: Towards the sociological longue durée’, ‘Warfare and Peoplehood conference’, Vienna, Austria 17-19 June 2018 (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘Beyond the New and Old: Nationalism and the Corporate Military Power’ Divided Societies Seminar: New and Old Nationalisms. Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (6-12 May, 2018) (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Rise of Organised Brutality: Historical Sociology and Violence’, Durham University, UK,  1st May 2018 (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Transformation of Organised Violence through Time’, Peace and Conflict in the Balkans conference, University of Rijeka, Croatia 16-17 April 2018 (invited keynote speaker);

Nationalisms Old and New: Dubrovnik May 2018

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I look forward to speaking at the annual Divided Societies Summer School in Dubrovnik, Croatia (6-13 May 2018). This year’s topic is ‘Old and New Nationalisms’. Graduate students are welcome to attend. More information at: