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Ulrich Beck

What is Globalisation? - The Fallacies of Globalism – Answers to Globalisation

(German title: Was ist Globalisierung?)
ca. 267 pages
Paperback
2007
Ulrich Beck
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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 book introduces the impassabilites of the debate on globalisation in a trenchant and explanatory way – its polyvalence, its ambiguity, its (rarely differentiated) dimensions; it aims to reveal possible thought traps and make them avoidable, but first and foremost, it aims at opening the field of discourse for political answers to globalization. The centre stage is taken – plain and difficult – by the twofold question: What does globalization mean and how is it shaped by politics?

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»Ulrich Beck’s book serves as a warning and an instruction to confronting the dangerous social, political, economical and cultural aberrations of globalisation. And so this book is useful to all those who are responsible for the future shaping of our society; it’s also useful to all those who want to question, defuse and understand the emotive word ›globalisation‹. Because sooner or later, everybody is going to be confronted with the subject – as a consumer, as a politically active citizen or as a person who is out of work.« Norddeutscher Rundfunk

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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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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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Risikogesellschaft/Risk Society (1986)

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