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  • Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoilby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.96

    Translated by Ciaran Cronin.   The world is a state of turmoil. From the financial crisis to the chaos in the eurozone, from the Arab uprisings to protests in Athens, Barcelona, New York and elsewhere, many of the familiar frameworks are collapsing and we have to find new ways to orient ourselves in a world undergoing rapid change. Of course,... more...

  • Objektivität und Normativitätby Ulrich Beck

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 32.86

    In seinem Gedicht «An die Nachgeborenen» schreibt Bertolt Brecht: Was sind das fiir Zeiten, wo Ein Gesprach uber Baume fast ein Verbrechen ist Weil es ein Schweigen uber so viele Untaten einschliegt! An diesen Zeilen leuchtet exemplarisch ein Problem auf, das auch rur jedes Nachdenken uber Gesellschaft, das wissenschaftliche eingeschlossen, ty­ pisch... more...

  • World at Riskby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society , a book that called our attention to the dangers of environmental catastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporary societies. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted by Beck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance. Terrorism has shifted to a global... more...

  • Ulrich Beckby Ulrich Beck

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 45.45

    This book presents Ulrich Beck, one of the world?s leading sociologists and social thinkers, as a Pioneer in Cosmopolitan Sociology and Risk Society. His world risk society theory has been confirmed by recent disasters ? events that have shaken modern society to the core, signaling the end of an era in which comprehensive insurance could keep us safe.... more...

  • Power in the Global Ageby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 38.95 US$ 33.76

    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.... more...

  • The Brave New World of Workby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    In this important book, Ulrich Beck - one of the leading social thinkers in Europe today - examines how work has become unstable in the modern world and presents a new vision for the future. Beck begins by describing how the traditional work society, with its life-long job paths, is giving way to a much less stable world in which skills can be suddenly... more...

  • What Is Globalization?by Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    This important new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. more...

  • The Metamorphosis of the Worldby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.69

    We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of... more...

  • German Europeby Ulrich Beck; Rodney Livingstone

    Wiley 2013; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.50

    The euro crisis is tearing Europe apart. But the heart of the matter is that, as the crisis unfolds, the basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments, governments and EU institutions. Multilateralism is turning into unilateralism, equality into hegemony, sovereignty into the dependency and... more...

  • Nebenfolgen in der Geschichteby Benjamin Steiner; Ulrich Beck.

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 63.39

    B. Steiner beschäftigt sich mit einem allgemeinen Problem der Geschichtstheorie: Wie ist histor. Wandel zu erklären? Wann sind theoretische, nicht zeitgebundene Bedingungen erfüllt, um in der Geschichte von einem Bruch, einer Transformation oder einer Revolution zu sprechen? Er erläutert an ausgewählten Beispielen, wie Zeitgenossen/Historiker... more...