Ecological Enlightenment by Ulrich Beck
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Ecological Enlightenment
By Ulrich Beck

Ecological Enlightenment

Essays on the Politics of the Risk Society

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Ecological Enlightenment by Ulrich Beck

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Beck examines the politics of the risk society. He starts from the assumption that the ecological issue, considered politically and sociologically, is a systematic, legalised violation of fundamental civil rights and, from this position, adduces that the ecological conflict, politically speaking, is the successor to the industrial conflict. One of his central concerns is to illustrate just how the establishment, but expressing as much concern over the environmental issues as the radical groups who first raised them, has endeavoured to take over the debate and then effectively stifled it. Beck argues that the vested interests have developed a strategy of avoiding discussion of accountability by bringing mega-risks to the foreground so that containable risks are hidden in their shadow. He concludes by arguing that only by bringing the discussion back to the accountability issue as informed by social sciences can the political initiative be wrested back from the vested interests.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573923989
ISBN-10: 1573923982
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 9mm)
Pages: 165
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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