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

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Oxford : Polity Press, 1996.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745617581 9780745617589 0745613667 9780745613666
OCLC Number: 60183320
Description: 240 p. : 1 table, notes, bibliography, index.
Contents: A dialogue; the age of side-effects --
on the politicization of modernity; the construction of the other side of modernity --
counter-modernization; subpolitics --
the individual returns to society; ways to alternative modernities; the reinvention of politics; the art of doubt.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck (University of Munich, Germany).

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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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