Beck, Ulrich 1944-
Most widely held works about Ulrich Beck
Most widely held works by Ulrich Beck
Risk society : towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
"This book by one of Europe's leading social and political theorists draws together key essays which argue that a new frame of reference is needed to understand the world risk society in which we live today. Beck focuses on ecological and technological questions of risk, and their sociological and political implications. In doing so, he discusses and answers some of the criticisms provoked by his earlier and much cited work on risk society." "This book is an important text for students and scholars in sociology and politics. It will also be read by a broader audience interested in the key social and political questions of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
The brave new world of work by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
What is globalization by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"This new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. Beck aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, to distinguish between the various types of globalization and to warn the reader of conceptual traps. Most importantly, however, he opens up the horizon for political responses to globalization." "Beck focuses on two main questions: what does globalization mean? and how can it be moulded politically?" "This book will be an important text for students and scholars in politics, sociology, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in key social and political issues in the world today."--BOOK JACKET.
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 460 libraries worldwide
The reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Power in the global age : a new global political economy by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"This new book throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation-states and movements rooted in civil society. Ulrich Beck offers an 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Individualization : institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
The normal chaos of love by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 387 libraries worldwide
World at risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 370 libraries worldwide
'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.
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works, to weave a rich discursive web in which analytical, critical and methodological themes intertwine effortlessly. Contrasting a 'cosmopolitan vision' or 'outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar reference points of a world of nations-states-borders, sovereignty, exclusive identities-Beck shows how even opponents of globalization and cosmopolitanism are trapped by the logic of reflexive modernization into promoting the very processes they are opposing. A persistent theme running through the book is the attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness to otherness and tolerance of difference. What Europe needs, Beck argues, is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different." -- from book cover.
The risk society and beyond : critical issues for social theory ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
"Ulrich Beck's Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centring on environmental, health and personal risk. It provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and became a reference point for state and local policies in risk management." "The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas, traces their evolution and demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate throughout social theory." "Covering new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic, The Risk Society and Beyond is unique because it offers the reader both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works by Beck. This book also includes a reply to his critics from Beck himself."--BOOK JACKET.
Cosmopolitan Europe by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 304 libraries worldwide
"Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. But Europe remains to be understood and conceptualized. This historically unique form of international community cannot be explained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and the state, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodological nationalism. Thus, if we are to understand cosmopolitan Europe, we must radically rethink the conventional categories of social and political analysis. Just as the Peace of Westphalia brought the religious civil wars of the seventeenth century to an end through the separation of church and state, so too the separation of state and nation represents the appropriate response to the horrors of the twentieth century. And just as the secular state makes the exercise of different religions possible, so too cosmopolitan Europe must guarantee the coexistence of different ethnic, religious and political forms of life across national borders based on the principle of cosmopolitan tolerance. The task the authors have set themselves in this book is nothing less than to rethink Europe as an idea and a reality. It represents an attempt to understand the process of Europeanization in light of the theory of reflexive modernization and thereby to redefine it at both the theoretical and the political level. This book completes Ulrich Beck's trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism', the volumes of which complement each other and can be read independently. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the key social and political developments of our time." -- from book cover.
Democracy without enemies by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Ecological politics in an age of risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in German and English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Ecological enlightenment : essays on the politics of the risk society by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Ulrich Beck by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
"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.
Global America? : the cultural consequences of globalization ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
A God of one's own : religion's capacity for peace and potential for violence by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Soziologie und Praxis : Erfahrungen, Konflikte, Perspektiven ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 136 libraries worldwide
La société du risque sur la voie d'une autre modernité by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Americanization Beck, Ulrich,--1944- Capitalism Civilization, Modern Civil society Cosmopolitanism Democracy Environmental degradation Environmental policy Europe Germany (West) Globalization Globalization--Social aspects Human ecology Human ecology--Political aspects Individual differences--Religious aspects Individualism Industries--Environmental aspects International economic relations Internationalism International relations Interpersonal relations Labor--Social aspects Liberty Love--Social aspects Nationalism Peace--Religious aspects Political science Postmodernism Progress Religious tolerance Risk perception Risk--Social aspects Risk--Sociological aspects Risk-taking (Psychology) Secularism Social change Social conflict Social groups Social history Social problems Social sciences--Philosophy Social structure Sociology Technology--Social aspects Terrorism United States Violence--Religious aspects Work--Social aspects World politics
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