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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 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; Not Available

    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

    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$ 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...

  • Power in the Global Ageby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • The Brave New World of Workby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    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 Globalizationby Ulrich Beck

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

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

  • German Europeby Ulrich Beck; Rodney Livingstone

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    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 and... more...

  • Nebenfolgen in der Geschichteby Benjamin Steiner; Ulrich Beck.

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    B. Steiner takes up a general problem in the theory of history: how does one explain historical change? What are the theoretical, non-time-bound conditions under which we can speak of a break, a transformation, or a revolution? He uses selected examples to illustrate how contemporaries and historians have sought to understand historical... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Visionby Ulrich Beck; Ciaran Cronin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    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... more...