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Ulrich Beck

Risk Society - Towards a New Modernity

(German title: Risikogesellschaft)
ca. 396 pages
Paperback
1986
Ulrich Beck
Foto: Ulrich Beck
© Isolde Ohlbaum

Ulrich Beck (1944 - 2015) was Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1992 to 2009 and Principal Investigator of the ERC project: »Methodological Cosmopolitanism – In the Laboratory of Climate Change«. He was British Journal of Sociology Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and a professor at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris. Among numerous other accolades and honours, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award – For Most Distinguished Contribution to Futures Research der International Sociological Association at the 2017 World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama.

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This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic.

Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the »risk society«. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.

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Das deutsche Europa/German Europe (2012)

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Fernliebe/Love at a Distance (2011)

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Nachrichten aus der Weltinnenpolitik/Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil (2010)

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Der eigene Gott/The Personal God (2008)

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Was ist Globalisierung?/What is Globalisation? (2007)

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Weltrisikogesellschaft/World Risk Society (2007)

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Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe/The Normal Chaos of Love (2005)

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Der kosmopolitische Blick oder: Krieg ist Frieden/The Cosmopolitan Perspective or: War is Peace (2004)

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Das kosmopolitische Europa/Cosmopolitan Europe (2004)

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Macht und Gegenmacht im globalen Zeitalter/Power in the Global Age (2002)

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