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The reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social order

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Cambridge, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
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This study suggests thinking again about forging a new model of politics for the present times. The author provides a defence of modernity against postmodernism. He not only criticizes postmodernism  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745613667 9780745613666 0745617581 9780745617589
OCLC Number: 35673555
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: vi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Age of Side-effects: On the Politicization of Modernity. What does 'reflexive modernization' mean? The sociology of simple and reflexive modernization --
a comparison. Reflexive democracy. The politics of rationalization. On the fragility of social life. A new Reformation? --
2. The Construction of the Other Side of Modernity: Counter-modernization. Counter-modernity means constructed certitude. The invention of the nation: national democracy as restricted modernity. National and global modernity: problematizing strangers. Militarily restricted democracy. Enemy stereotypes empower. The naturalization of femininity. Dilemmas. Ecological ligatures: on the road to eco-democracy or eco-dictatorship?
Other Titles: Erfindung des Politischen.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Mark Ritter.
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'This is an extremely important book by one of the foremost social scientists of our time. Beck's work more than any other has brought social theory into the public domain of political debate and Read more...

 
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