Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk

Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk

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Ecological Politics in and Age of Risk by Ulrich Beck is an original analysis of ecological politics as one part of a renewed engagement with the domain of sub-politics.show more

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745694207

Table of contents

Translator's Note. Preface. Introduction: The Immortality of Industrial Society and the Contents of the Book. Part I: Dead Ends. 1. Barbarism Modernised: The Eugenic Age. 2. The Naturalistic Misunderstanding of the Ecological Movement: Environmental Critique as Social Critique. 3. Industrial Fatalism: Organised Irresponsibility. Part II: Antidotes. 4. The Self-Refutation of Bureaucracy: The Victory of Industralism over Itself. 5. Implementation as Abolition of Technocracy: The Logic of Relativistic Science. 6. The "Poisoned Cake": Capital and Labour in Risk Society. 7. Conflicts over Progress: The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy. Notes. Bibliography. Index.show more

About Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the University of Munich.show more

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"This is an extremely complex debate written by a leading German sociologist. The issues are thought-provoking...those who take their debate on the theory of society should find this book fascinating." (TEG News) "Wide-ranging...it is likely to appeal to social scientists with a broad range of specialisms, and is novel in the connections it makes between seemingly disparate issues.... Beck's prose can be almost poetic in places, his passion about his subject is inspiring and his work indicates many directions for future research. Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk is a challenging and enjoyable book which deserves to be read widely." (British Journal of Sociology) "An interesting book offering a stimulating argument." (Political Studies) "A "must-read" for those interested in national or international environmental isues, specifically hazardous waste management." (Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management) "Stimulating and provocative." (Environmental Values) -This is an extremely complex debate written by a leading German sociologist. The issues are thought-provoking...those who take their debate on the theory of society should find this book fascinating.- (TEG News) -Wide-ranging...it is likely to appeal to social scientists with a broad range of specialisms, and is novel in the connections it makes between seemingly disparate issues.... Beck's prose can be almost poetic in places, his passion about his subject is inspiring and his work indicates many directions for future research. Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk is a challenging and enjoyable book which deserves to be read widely.- (British Journal of Sociology) -An interesting book offering a stimulating argument.- (Political Studies) -A -must-read- for those interested in national or international environmental isues, specifically hazardous waste management.- (Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management) -Stimulating and provocative.- (Environmental Values)show more

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