Beck, Ulrich

Beck, Ulrich

(1944-) German sociologist, best known for his ‘landmark’ volume Risk Society – Towards a New Modernity (1992, originally 1986) in which he argued that contemporary societies, compared with previous societies, are characterized, not so much by ‘high risk’, but by new kinds of risk arising from REFLEXIVE MODERNIZATION (see U. Beck, A. Giddens and S. Lash, 1994). It is the universality and the inescapability of risk that characterizes the new RISK SOCIETY. Beck's distinctive ideas can be seen as pointing to a ‘third way’ between modernist and postmodernist theories of contemporary society
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Beck, Ulrich, Cosmopolitan vision, Polity, London, 2006.
Beck, Ulrich, Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil.
se transforman en ultima instancia las fuentes de la certeza de que se nutre la vida", Beck, Ulrich, La sociedad del riesgo, Barcelona, Paidos 1998, p.
1997) BECK, Ulrich, GIDDENS, Anthony y LASH, Scott, Modernizacion reflexiva, Ed.
BECK, Ulrich y GRANDE, Edgar: La Europa cosmopolita.
Vease Beck, Ulrich (2002), La sociedad del riesgo global.
A partir de travaux malheureusement non disponibles en anglais ou en francais: Beck, Ulrich et Wolfgang Bonss (1984), <<Soziologie und Modernisierung: Zur Ortsbestimmung der Verwendungsforschung>>, Soziale Welt, 35:381-406; Schelsky, Helmut (1975), Die Arbeit tun die anderen.
Beck, Ulrich & Johannes Willms, Conversations with Ulrich Beck.