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Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity
Introduction - Scott Lash and Brian Wynne PART ONE: LIVING ON THE VOLCANO OF CIVILIZATION - THE CONTOURS OF THE RISK SOCIETY On the Logic of Wealth Distribution and Risk Distribution The Politics ofExpand
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Individualization: Institutionalized Individualism and its Social and Political Consequences
Losing the Traditional Individualization and 'Precarious Freedoms' A Life of One's Own in a Runaway World Individualization, Globalization and Politics Beyond Status and Class? The Ambivalent SocialExpand
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World Risk Society
1. Introduction: The Cosmopolitan Manifesto. 2. World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties. 3. From Industrial Society to the RiskExpand
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Reflexive Modernization: Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order
The theme of reflexivity has come to be central to social analysis. In this book three prominent social thinkers discuss the implications of "reflexive modernization" for social and cultural theoryExpand
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The Cosmopolitan Society and Its Enemies
At the beginning of the 21st century the conditio humana cannot be understood nationally or locally but only globally. This constitutes a revolution in the social sciences. The `sociologicalExpand
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Living in the world risk society
Abstract In a world risk society, we must distinguish between ecological and financial dangers, which can be conceptualized as side effects, and the threat from terrorist networks as intentionalExpand
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In the current phase of reflexive or second modernization, we are witnessing a dialectics of modernity: continuity of the principles and discontinuity of basic institutions of nation-state modernity.Expand
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The Brave New World of Work
1. The Brazilianization of the West: Two Scenarios, One Introduction. 2. The Antithesis to the Work Society. 3. The Transition from the First to the Second Modernity: Five Challenges. 4. The FutureExpand
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The cosmopolitan perspective: sociology of the second age of modernity*
‘Second age of modernity’ is a magical password that is meant to open the doors to new conceptual landscapes. The whole world of nation sovereignty is fading away – including the ‘container theory ofExpand
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