World Risk Society / Edition 1

World Risk Society / Edition 1

by Ulrich Beck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745622216

ISBN-13: 9780745622217

Pub. Date: 10/26/1999

Publisher: Wiley

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745622217
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/26/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

1 Introduction: The Cosmopolitan Manifesto 1

2 World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties 19

3 From Industrial Society to Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment 48

4 Risk Society and the Welfare State 72

5 Subpolitics: Ecology and the Disintegration of Institutional Power 91

6 Knowledge or Unawareness? Two Perspectives on ‘Reflexive Modernization’ 109

7 Risk Society Revisited: Theory, Politics, Critiques and Research Programmes 133

Noted 153

References 161

Index 168

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