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  • Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoilby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.95

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

  • World at Riskby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    Twenty years ago Ulrich Beck published Risk Society , a bookthat called our attention to the dangers of environmentalcatastrophes and changed the way we think about contemporarysocieties. During the last two decades, the dangers highlighted byBeck have taken on new forms and assumed ever greater significance.Terrorism has shifted to a global arena,... more...

  • Ulrich Beckby Ulrich Beck

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The Brave New World of Workby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

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

  • Power in the Global Ageby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 38.95

    This brilliant new book by one of Europe's leading social thinkersthrows light on the global power games being played out betweenglobal business, nation states and movements rooted in civilsociety. Beck offers an illuminating account of the changing natureof power in the global age and assesses the influence of theever-expanding counter-powers. ... more...

  • Individualizationby Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 73.00

    Individualization argues that we are in the midst of a fundamental change in the nature of society and politics. This change hinges around two processes: globalization and individualization. The book demonstrates that individualization is a structural characteristic of highly differentiated societies, and does not imperil social cohesion, but actually... more...

  • Distant Loveby Ulrich Beck; Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Love and family life in the global age: grandparents in Salonikaand their grandson in London speak together every evening viaSkype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over largetelephone bills and high travel costs. A European couple canfinally have a baby with the help of an Indian surrogatemother. In their new book, Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth... more...

  • German Europeby Ulrich Beck; Rodney Livingstone

    Wiley 2013; US$ 12.95

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

  • Cosmopolitan Visionby Ulrich Beck; Ciaran Cronin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used conceptsof second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into aradical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implicationsof globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical andtheoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war andterror, as well as a range of literary... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Europeby Ulrich Beck; Edgar Grande

    Wiley 2014; US$ 28.95

    Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. ButEurope remains to be understood and conceptualized. Thishistorically unique form of international community cannot beexplained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and thestate, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodologicalnationalism. Thus, if we are to understand... more...