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World Risk Society

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ISBN-10: 0745622216

ISBN-13: 9780745622217

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ulrich Beck

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This text draws together essays which argue that a new frame of reference is needed to understand the world risk society in which we live today. The author focuses on ecological and technological questions of risk.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: the Cosmopolitan Manifesto
World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties
From Industrial Society to the Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment
Risk Society and the Welfare State
Subpolitics: Ecology and the Disintegration of Institutional Power
Knowledge or Unawareness: Two Perspectives on 'Reflexive Modernization'
Risk Society Revisited: Theory, Politics, Critiques and Research Programmes