World Risk Society

World Risk Society

By: Ulrich Beck (author)Paperback

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This major new book draws together key essays by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists.

About Author

Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig--Maximilian University in Munich.


1. Introduction: The Cosmopolitan Manifesto. 2. World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties. 3. From Industrial Society to the Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment. 4. Risk Society and the Welfare State. 5. Subpolitics: Ecology and the Disintegration of Institutional Power. 6. Knowledge or Unawareness: Two Perspectives on a Reflexive Modernizationa . 7. Risk Society Revisited: Theory, Politics, Critiques and Research Programmes. Notes. References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745622217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780745622217
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0745622216

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