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. "Cosmopolitanism as Imagined Communities of Global Risk", American Behavioral Scientist, Cilt 55, No.10, 2011, s.1346 -1361.
Beck, Ulrich (2005), La mirada cosmopolita o la guerra es la paz, Barcelona, Paidos.
Beck, Ulrich, Cosmopolitan vision, Polity, London, 2006.
BECK, Ulrich, La mirada cosmopolita o la guerra es la paz, Barcelona, Paidos, 2005.
(3) Debate interessante pode ser apreendido em que os tres autores dialogam criticamente sobre o tema: BECK, Ulrich; GIDDENS, Anthony; LASH, Scott.
(21) "Modernizacion se refiere a los impulsos tecnologicos de racionalizacion y a la transformacion del trabajo y de la organizacion, pero incluye muchas cosas mas: el cambio de los caracteres sociales y de las biografias normales, de los estilos de vida y de las formas de amar, de las estructuras de influencia y de poder, de las formas politicas de opresion y de participacion, de las concepciones de la realidad, y de las normas cognoscitivas...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.25.
(1997) BECK, Ulrich, GIDDENS, Anthony y LASH, Scott, Modernizacion reflexiva, Ed.