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Cosmopolitan Vision

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ISBN-10: 0745633994

ISBN-13: 9780745633992

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ulrich Beck, Ciaran Cronin

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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 outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.04" wide x 9.05" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Introduction: What is `Cosmopolitan' about the Cosmopolitan Vision
Cosmopolitan Realism
Global Sense, Sense of Boundarylessness
The Distinction between Philosophical and Social Scientific Cosmopolitanism
The Truth of Others
On the Cosmopolitan Treatment of Difference - Distinctions, Misunderstandings, Paradoxes
Cosmopolitan Society and its Adversaries
Concretizations, Prospects
The Politics of Politics
On the Dialectic of Cosmopolitanization and Anti-Cosmopolitanization
War is Peace
On Postnational War
Cosmopolitan Europe: Reality and Utopia
References and Bibliography