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Beck, Ulrich

Overview
Works: 3 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 221 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Ulrich Beck
Power in the global age : a new global political economy by Ulrich Beck( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliant new book by one of Europe's leading social thinkers throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation states and movements rooted in civil society. Beck offers an illuminating account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers. This brilliant new book by one of Europe's leading social thinkers throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation states and movements rooted in civil society. Beck offers an illuminating account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers. The author puts forward the provocative thesis that in an age of global crises and risks, a politics of "golden handcuffs"--The creation of a dense network of transnational interdependencies - is exactly what is needed in order to regain national autonomy, not least in relation to a highly mobile world economy. It is imperative that the maxim of nation-based realpolitik - that national interests have necessarily to be pursued by national means - be replaced by the maxim of cosmopolitan realpolitik. The more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities, Beck suggests, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests, and the greater our individual power in this global age will be
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He suggests that what Europe needs is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with an awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different
Conversations with Ulrich Beck by Ulrich Beck( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "Ulrich Beck is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential contemporary social thinkers. His work on risk society and his more recent writings on globalization and individualization have put him at the forefront of contemporary debates. These conversations succeed in shedding new light on these major themes as well as providing as insight into some of the commitments and beliefs that underlie them." "This new book presents Beck's ideas in an extremely clear and lucid manner, and is thus ideal for anyone seeking to come to grips with Beck's work."--Jacket
 
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Power in the global age : a new global political economy
Languages
English (48)

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The cosmopolitan visionConversations with Ulrich Beck