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Ecological politics in an age of risk

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1995.
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An original discussion of what "ecological problems" are - quite different from usual approaches. Develops and extends the arguments originally set out in Beck's celebrated conception of the "risk  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745607632 9780745607634 0745613772 9780745613772
OCLC Number: 60232508
Language Note: Translation of: Gegengifte.
Description: 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Translator's Note. Preface. Introduction: The Immortality of Industrial Society and the Contents 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 of Industralism over Itself. 5. Implementation as Abolition of Technocracy: The Logic of Relativistic Science. 6. The "Poisoned Cake": Capital and Labour in Risk Society. 7. Conflicts over Progress: The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Other Titles: Gegengifte.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Amos Weisz.

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