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Beck, Ulrich 1944-

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Works: 485 works in 1,597 publications in 11 languages and 20,597 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Contributor, Performer, Inventor, Redactor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: HM1101, 302.12
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Risk society towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck ( )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kritische beschouwing over de westerse samenleving, waarin de nadruk wordt gelegd op de risico's die de modernisering met zich meebrengt
Individualization institutionalized individualism and its social and political consequences by Ulrich Beck ( )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors perceive that we humans are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges on the two processes of globalisation and individualisation
The risk society and beyond critical issues for social theory by Barbara Adam ( )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of aspects of this and other works of Beck
Risikogesellschaft : auf dem Weg in eine andere Moderne by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
43 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu shi san wei xue zhe jiu zi fan xing xian dai hua zhe yi zhu ti suo fa biao de ge zi jian jie de hui ji, shu zhong tao lun le zai dang dai she hui wen hua li lun zhong " zi fan xing xian dai hua " de han yi
The normal chaos of love by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel en uitg.: Das ganz normale Chaos der Liebe. - Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, 1990
The brave new world of work by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book will be of interest to second- and third-year students in sociology, politics, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in the issues and debates surrounding the changing nature of work."--BOOK JACKET
What is globalization? by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member 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
Global America? : the cultural consequences of globalization by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many contemporary issues cannot be readily or fully understood at the level of the nation state and the concept of globalization is used to develop understanding through the analysis of global (transnational) processes. This volume explores the phenomenon of Americanization, and its worldwide impact, and the cultural consequences of globalization
Was ist Globalisierung? : Irrtümer des Globalismus, Antworten auf Globalisierung by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World risk society by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member 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 reinvention of politics : rethinking modernity in the global social order by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World at risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member 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
La société du risque : sur la voie d'une autre modernité by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power in the global age : a new global political economy by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member 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
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member 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
Democracy without enemies by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecological politics in an age of risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ecological enlightenment : essays on the politics of the risk society by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weltrisikogesellschaft : auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Sicherheit by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicht erst seit dem 11. September 2001 ist klar: Wir sitzen alle im weltweiten Gefahrenraum. Die Potentiale der Weltrisikogesellschaft - destruktive wie auch konstruktive - werden in diesem Buch ausgelotet. Die Dimensionen globaler Gefahren erschienen in der Risikogesellschaft der 1980er Jahre ausnehmend idyllisch im Vergleich zur Gegenwart: Der RAF-Terrorismus wirkt geradezu "heimisch" neben der globalen Wahrnehmung der al-Qaida, heutige Finanzkrisen vernichten weltweit Existenzgrundlagen und auch Wirtschaftswissenschaftler sehen mittlerweile ein, dass die Klimakatastrophe keine Science-fiction-Zukunft ist. Risiken heute haben die Zerstörungskraft von Kriegen, sie erfassen alle Bereiche. Neu an der Weltrisikogesellschaft ist die Inszenierung der Risiken, ihre Ausnutzung für politische Ziele. Das Resultat: Angst wird zum Lebensgefühl. Sicherheit verdrängt die Werte von Freiheit und Gleichheit. Doch der Autor ist alles andere als ein Alarmist, denn: Die Antizipation von Katastrophen verändert globale Politik grundlegend. Sie schafft ein neues Bewusstsein für die Aufklärungs-, Macht- und Gestaltungschancen einer "kosmopolitischen Realpolitik". Inhalt: - Die Inszenierung des Weltrisikos - Definitionsverhältnisse als Herrschaftsverhältnisse: Wer entscheidet, was (k)ein Risiko ist? - Das "kosmopolitische Moment" der Weltrisikogesellschaft oder: die erzwungene Aufklärung - Clash of risk cultures oder: die Überschneidung von Normal- und Ausnahmezustand - Weltöffentlichkeit und globale Subpolitik oder: Wie real ist die Klimakatastrophe? - Der Vorsorgestaat oder: von der Antiquiertheit des linearen Fortschrittspessimismus - Wissen oder Nichtwissen? Zwei Perspektiven "reflexiver Modernisierung"--Das Versicherungsprinzip: Kritik und Gegenkritik - Gefühlter Krieg, gefühlter Frieden: die Inszenierung der Gewalt - Globale Ungleichheit, lokale Verwundbarkeit - Kritische Theorie der Weltrisikogesellschaft - Dialektiken der Modern
 
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Alternative Names
Beck-Brater, ... 1944-
Beck-Brater-Daheim, ... 1944-
Beck, Ulrich
Beḳ, Olrikh 1944-
Bek, Ulʹrich 1944-
Bek, Ulrih.
Bek, Ulrih 1944-
Beki, Ulrix 1944-
Bekku, Ururihhi 1944-
Beq, Ûlrîḵ 1944-
Bik, Ūlrīš 1944-
Mpek, Ulrich 1944-
Pek, Ullihi 1944-
Wu Bei ke 1944-
Wu-Beike 1944-
Wu'erlixi-Beike 1944-
Xibeike, Wuerli 1944-
Бек, Ульрих, 1944-
ウルリッヒ・ベック 1944-
ベック, ウーリッヒ
ベック, ウルリッヒ
ベック, ウルリヒ
乌尔里希‧贝克 1944-
贝克, 乌尔里希 1944-
Languages
English (313)
German (113)
French (12)
Italian (10)
Spanish (6)
Portuguese (4)
Slovenian (2)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (2)
Danish (2)
Polish (1)
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