Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk


Ecological Politics in and Age of Risk by Ulrich Beck is an original analysis of ecological politics as one part of a renewed engagement with the domain of sub-politics.

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Ecological Politics in and Age of Risk by Ulrich Beck is an original analysis of ecological politics as one part of a renewed engagement with the domain of sub-politics.

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"This is an extremely complex debate written by a leading Germansociologist. The issues are thought-provoking...those who taketheir debate on the theory of society should find this bookfascinating." (TEG News)

" is likely to appeal to social scientists witha broad range of specialisms, and is novel in the connections itmakes between seemingly disparate issues.... Beck's prose can bealmost poetic in places, his passion about his subject is inspiringand his work indicates many directions for future research.Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk is a challenging andenjoyable book which deserves to be read widely." (BritishJournal of Sociology)

"An interesting book offering a stimulating argument."(Political Studies)

"A "must-read" for those interested in national or internationalenvironmental isues, specifically hazardous waste management."(Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management)

"Stimulating and provocative." (Environmental Values)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745613772
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Note.


Introduction: The Immortality of Industrial Society and theContents of the Book.

Part I: Dead Ends.

1. Barbarism Modernised: The Eugenic Age.

2. The Naturalistic Misunderstanding of the Ecological Movement:Environmental Critique as Social Critique.

3. Industrial Fatalism: Organised Irresponsibility.

Part II: Antidotes.

4. The Self-Refutation of Bureaucracy: The Victory ofIndustralism over Itself.

5. Implementation as Abolition of Technocracy: The Logic ofRelativistic Science.

6. The "Poisoned Cake": Capital and Labour in Risk Society.

7. Conflicts over Progress: The Technocratic Challenge toDemocracy.




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