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Beck, Ulrich 1944-

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Works: 499 works in 1,660 publications in 5 languages and 21,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Interviewee, Performer, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Redactor
Classifications: HM1101, 302.12
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Risk society towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck ( )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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." -- Publisher's description
Individualization institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences by Ulrich Beck ( )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors perceive that we humans are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges on the two processes of globalisation and individualisation
The risk society and beyond critical issues for social theory by Barbara Adam ( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated wit
Risikogesellschaft : auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brave new world of work by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book will be of interest to second- and third-year students in sociology, politics, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in the issues and debates surrounding the changing nature of work."--BOOK JACKET
What is globalization? by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. Beck aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, to distinguish between the various types of globalization and to warn the reader of conceptual traps. Most importantly, however, he opens up the horizon for political responses to globalization." "Beck focuses on two main questions: what does globalization mean? and how can it be moulded politically?" "This book will be an important text for students and scholars in politics, sociology, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in key social and political issues in the world today."--BOOK JACKET
Global America? the cultural consequences of globalization by Ulrich Beck ( )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many contemporary issues cannot be readily or fully understood at the level of the nation state and the concept of globalization is used to develop understanding through the analysis of global (transnational) processes. This volume explores the phenomenon of Americanization, and its worldwide impact, and the cultural consequences of globalization
World risk society by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Was ist Globalisierung? : Irrtümer des Globalismus, Antworten auf Globalisierung by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World at risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'World at Risk' is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today
La société du risque : sur la voie d'une autre modernité by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The normal chaos of love by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel en uitg.: Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe. - Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, 1990
Power in the global age : a new global political economy by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new book throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation-states and movements rooted in civil society. Ulrich Beck offers an account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers." "The author puts forward the provocative thesis that, in an age of global crises and risks, a politics of 'golden handcuffs' - the creation of a dense network of transnational interdependencies - is exactly what is needed in order to regain national autonomy, not least in relation to a highly mobile world economy. It is imperative that the maxim of nation-based realpolitik - that national interests have necessarily to be pursued by national means - be replaced by the maxim of cosmopolitan realpolitik. The more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities. Beck suggests, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests, and the greater our individual power in this global age will be."--BOOK JACKET
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works, to weave a rich discursive web in which analytical, critical and methodological themes intertwine effortlessly. Contrasting a 'cosmopolitan vision' or 'outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar reference points of a world of nations-states-borders, sovereignty, exclusive identities-Beck shows how even opponents of globalization and cosmopolitanism are trapped by the logic of reflexive modernization into promoting the very processes they are opposing. A persistent theme running through the book is the attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness to otherness and tolerance of difference. What Europe needs, Beck argues, is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different." -- from book cover
Democracy without enemies by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecological politics in an age of risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecological enlightenment : essays on the politics of the risk society by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
German Europe by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The euro crisis is tearing Europe apart. But the heart of the matter is that, as the crisis unfolds, the basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments, governments and EU institutions. Multilateralism is turning into unilateralism, equality into hegemony, sovereignty into the dependency and recognition into disrespect for the dignity of other nations. Even France, which long dominated European integration, must submit to Berlin's strictures now that it must fear for its international credit rating. How did this happen? The anticipation of the European catastrophe has already fundamentally changed the European landscape of power. It is giving birth to a political monster: a German Europe. Germany did not seek this leadership position - rather, it is a perfect illustration of the law of unintended consequences. The invention and implementation of the euro was the price demanded by France in order to pin Germany down to a European Monetary Union in the context of German unification. It was a quid pro quo for binding a united Germany into a more integrated Europe in which France would continue to play the leading role. But the precise opposite has happened. Economically the euro turned out to be very good for Germany, and with the euro crisis Chancellor Angela Merkel became the informal Queen of Europe. The new grammar of power reflects the difference between creditor and debtor countries; it is not a military but an economic logic. Its ideological foundation is 'German euro nationalism' - that is, an extended European version of the Deutschmark nationalism that underpinned German identity after the Second World War. In this way the German model of stability is being surreptitiously elevated into the guiding idea for Europe. The Europe we have now will not be able to survive in the risk-laden storms of the globalized world. The EU has to be more than a grim marriage sustained by the fear of the chaos that would be caused by its breakdown. It has to be built on something more positive: a vision of rebuilding Europe bottom-up, creating a Europe of the citizen. There is no better way to reinvigorate Europe than through the coming together of ordinary Europeans acting on their own behalf."--Publisher's website
 
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Alternative Names
Beck-Brater, ... 1944-
Beck-Brater-Daheim, ... 1944-
Beck, Ulrich
Beike, Wuerlixi 1944-
Beike, Wulixi 1944-
Beḳ, Olrikh 1944-
Bek, Ulʹrich 1944-
Bek, Ulrih.
Bek, Ulrih 1944-
Beki, Ulrix 1944-
Bekku, Ururihhi 1944-
Beq, Ûlrîḵ 1944-
Bik, Ūlrīš 1944-
Mpek, Ulrich 1944-
Pek, Ullihi 1944-
Wu Bei ke 1944-
Wu-Beike 1944-
Wu er li xi Bei ke 1944-
Wu li xi Bei ke 1944-
Wuerlixi-Beike 1944-
Wulixi-Beike 1944-
Xibeike, Wuerli 1944-
Бек, Ульрих 1944-
בק, אולריך 1944-
ウルリッヒ・ベック 1944-
ベック, ウーリッヒ
ベック, ウルリッヒ
ベック, ウルリヒ
乌尔里希‧贝克 1944-
贝克, 乌尔里希 1944-
Languages
English (336)
German (86)
French (12)
Italian (5)
Danish (1)
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