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The Resource World at Risk, (electronic book)

World at Risk, (electronic book)

Label
World at Risk
Title
World at Risk
Creator
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 n
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Beck, Ulrich
Dewey number
300
LC call number
JX5420
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Human ecology
  • World politics
  • Risk
Label
World at Risk, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • ""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 â€?Cosmopolitan Momentâ€? 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""
  • ""7: Knowledge or Non-Knowing? Two Perspectives of â€?Reflexive Modernizationâ€?""""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""
Control code
PurchEBL1524292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780745642000
Specific material designation
remote
Label
World at Risk, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • ""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 â€?Cosmopolitan Momentâ€? 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""
  • ""7: Knowledge or Non-Knowing? Two Perspectives of â€?Reflexive Modernizationâ€?""""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""
Control code
PurchEBL1524292
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780745642000
Specific material designation
remote

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