The Resource World at Risk

World at Risk

Label
World at Risk
Title
World at Risk
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 arena, financial crises have produced worldwide consequences that are difficult to control and politicians have been forced to accept that climate change is not idle speculation. In short, we have come to see that today we live in a world at risk. A new feature of our world risk society is that risk is produced for political gain. This political use of risk means that fear creeps into modern life. A need for security encroaches on our liberty and our view of equality. However, Beck is anything but an alarmist and believes that the anticipation of catastrophe can fundamentally change global politics. We have the opportunity today to reconfigure power in terms of what Beck calls a 'cosmopolitan material politics'. World at Risk is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today
Note
Print version:: Beck, Ulrich: World at Risk
Cataloging source
DKDLA
Dewey number
300
Index
no index present
LC call number
JX5420
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
World at Risk
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "7: Knowledge or Non-Knowing? Two Perspectives of âÅ?Reflexive ModernizationâÅ?""8: The Insurance Principle: Criticism and Counter-Criticism"; "9: Felt War, Felt Peace: Staging Violence"; "10: Global Inequality, Local Vulnerability: The Conflict Dynamics of Environmental Hazards Must be Studied within the Framework of Methodological Cosmopolitanism"; "11: Critical Theory of World Risk Society"; "12: Dialectics of Modernity: How the Crises of Modernity Follow from the Triumphs of Modernity"; "Notes"; "References and Bibliography"; "Index"
  • "Title page"; "Copyright page"; "Contents"; "Acknowledgements"; "1: Introduction: Staging Global Risk"; "2: Relations of Definition as Relations of Domination: Who Decides What is and is Not a Risk?"; "3: The âÅ?Cosmopolitan MomentâÅ? of World Risk Society or: Enforced Enlightenment"; "4: Clash of Risk Cultures or: The Overlapping of the State of Normalcy and the State of Exception"; "5: Global Public Sphere and Global Subpolitics or: How Real is Catastrophic Climate Change?"; "6: The Provident State or: On the Antiquatedness of Linear Pessimism Concerning Progress"
Control code
ocn925521135
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745681603
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29290636
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925521135
  • pebco0745681603

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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