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World at risk

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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'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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745642004 9780745642000 0745642012 9780745642017
OCLC Number: 233544917
Language Note: Translated from German.
Description: viii, 269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : staging global risk --
Relations of definition as relations of domination : who decides what is and is not a risk? --
The 'cosmopolitan moment' of world risk society or : enforced enlightenment --
Clash of risk cultures or : the overlapping of the state of normalcy and the state of exception --
Global public sphere and global subpolitics or : how real is catastrophic climate change? --
The provident state or : on the antiquatedness of linear pessimism concerning progress --
Knowledge or non-knowing? : two perspectives of 'reflexive modernization' --
The insurance principle : criticism and counter-criticism --
Felt war, felt peace : staging violence --
Global inequality, local vulnerability : the conflict dynamics of environmental hazards must be studied within the framework of methodological cosmopolitanism --
Critical theory of world risk society --
Dialectics of modernity : how the crises of modernity follow from the triumphs of modernity.
Other Titles: Weltrisikogesellschaft.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Ciaran Cronin.

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