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  • Power in the Global Ageby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Conversations with Ulrich Beckby Ulrich Beck; Johannes Willms; Michael Pollack

    Wiley 2014; US$ 79.95

    In this new book, Ulrich Beck and the journalist Johannes Willms engage in a series of accessible conversations that reveal and explore the key elements in Beck’s thought. Ulrich Beck, one of the most important and influential contemporary social thinkers, reveals and expands his work in a series of conversations with journalist Johannes... more...

  • 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 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...

  • World at Riskby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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 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...

  • 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 Salonika and their grandson in London speak together every evening via Skype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over large telephone bills and high travel costs. A European couple can finally have a baby with the help of an Indian surrogate mother. 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 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... more...

  • Global America?by Ulrich Beck; Nathan Sznaider; Rainer Winter

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 75.00

    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. more...

  • The Risk Society and Beyondby Barbara Adam; Ulrich Beck; Joost Van Loon

    SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 67.00

    Offers an introduction to the main arguments in Risk Society and develops a range of critical discussions of Ulrich Beck's thought. more...