Global Risk Society

  title={Global Risk Society},
  author={U. Beck},
  • U. Beck
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
Why is the concept of “(global) risk society” so important in order to understand the social and political dynamics and transformations at the beginning of the twenty-first century? It is the accumulation of risks – ecological, financial, military, terrorist, biochemical, and informational – that has an overwhelming presence in our world today. To the extent that risk is experienced as omnipresent, there are only three possible reactions: denial, apathy, and transformation. The first is largely… Expand