Power in the Global Age
A New Global Political Economy
By (author) Ulrich Beck
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Power in the Global Age by Ulrich Beck
Book DescriptionThis brilliant new book by one of Europe's leading social thinkers throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation states and movements rooted in civil society. Beck offers an illuminating account of the changing nature of power in the global age and assesses the influence of the ever-expanding counter-powers. The author puts forward the provocative thesis that in an age of global crises and risks, a politics of 'golden handcuffs' - the creation of a dense network of transnational interdependencies - is exactly what is needed in order to regain national autonomy, not least in relation to a highly mobile world economy.It is imperative that the maxim of nation-based realpolitik - that national interests have necessarily to be pursued by national means - be replaced by the maxim of cosmopolitan realpolitik. The more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities, Beck suggests, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests, and the greater our individual power in this global age will be.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745632308
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ulrich Beck
Metamorphosis of the World, Hardback (March 2016)
* Before his sudden death in January 2015, Ulrich Beck was one of the world s foremost sociologists. This new book is the last book he wrote before his death; it was completed in December 2014 * In this book Beck introduces a new concept 'metamorphosis' to describe what is happening in our world today.
German Europe, Paperback (September 2014)
The euro crisis is tearing Europe apart. But the heart of the matter is that, as the crisis unfolds, the basic rules of European democracy are being subverted or turned into their opposite, bypassing parliaments, governments and EU institutions.
Distant Love, Hardback (November 2013)» View all books by Ulrich Beck
Love and family life in the global age: grandparents in Salonika and their grandson in London speak together every evening via Skype. A U.S. citizen and her Swiss husband fret over large telephone bills and high travel costs. A European couple can finally have a baby with the help of an Indian surrogate mother.
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Author Biography - Ulrich Beck
U.Beck, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich Translated by Kathleen Cross
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