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The metamorphosis of the world : how climate change is transforming our concept of the world

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Polity Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015032724
(OCoLC)921994898
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 9780745690254 0745690254
OCLC Number: 966032605
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed December 05, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Introduction, evidence, theory : Why metamorphosis of the world, why not transformation? --
Being God --
How climate change might save the world --
Theorizing metamorphosis --
Part II. Themes : From class to risk-class: inequality in times of metamorphosis --
Where does the power go?: Politics of invisibility --
Emancipatory catastrophism: common goods as side effects of bads --
Public bads: politics of visibility --
Digital risk: the failure of functioning institutions --
Meta-power game of politics: metamorphosis of the nation and international relations --
Cosmopolitan communities of risk: from United Nations to united cities --
Part III. Outlook : Global risk generations: united in decline.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck.

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Before his sudden death in January 2015, Ulrich Beck was one of the world s foremost sociologists. This new book is the last book he wrote before his death; it was completed in December 2014 In  Read more...

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