World at Risk / Edition 1

World at Risk / Edition 1

by Ulrich Beck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745642004

ISBN-13: 9780745642000

Pub. Date: 01/13/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This book by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists draws together key essays which argue that a new frame of reference is needed to understand the world risk society in which we live today. Beck focuses on ecological and technological questions of risk, and their sociological and political implications. In doing so, he discusses and answers some of…  See more details below

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This book by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists draws together key essays which argue that a new frame of reference is needed to understand the world risk society in which we live today. Beck focuses on ecological and technological questions of risk, and their sociological and political implications. In doing so, he discusses and answers some of the criticisms provoked by his earlier and much cited work on risk society.. "This book is an important text for students and scholars in sociology and politics. It will also be read by a broader audience interested in the key social and political questions of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745642000
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction: The Cosmopolitan Manifesto1
2World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties19
3From Industrial Society to Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment48
4Risk Society and the Welfare State72
5Subpolitics: Ecology and the Disintegration of Institutional Power91
6Knowledge or Unawareness? Two Perspectives on 'Reflexive Modernization'109
7Risk Society Revisited: Theory, Politics, Critiques and Research Programmes133
Notes153
References161
Index168

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