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World at risk

Author: Ulrich Beck; Ebooks Corporation.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2009.
Series: EBL ebooks online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society, a book that called our attention to the dangers of environmental catastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporary societies. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted by Beck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance. Terrorism has shifted to a global arena, financial crises have produced worldwide consequences that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Ebooks Corporation.
ISBN: 0745681603 9780745681603
OCLC Number: 880519612
Language Note: Translated from German.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: EBL ebooks online.
Other Titles: Weltrisikogesellschaft.
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Ciaran Cronin.

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Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society, a book that called our attention to the dangers of environmental catastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporary societies. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted by Beck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance. Terrorism has shifted to a global arena, financial crises have produced worldwide consequences that are difficult to control and politicians have been forced to accept that climate change is not idle speculation. In short, we have come to see that today we live in a world at risk. A ne.

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