Ulrich Beck 's Theory Of Interdisciplinary Reflexive Modernization

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Ulrich Beck is a German sociologist and professor (until 2009) at Ludwig-Maximilian 's University in Munich Germany. Now Beck teaches at Munich University and the London School of Economics. He was born in Stolp, Germany in 1944. At Munich University where Beck studied many different majors he eventually attained a Dr. of Philosophy and then worked at the university as a sociologist. He was elected to the Convention and Executive Board of the German Society for Sociology, and he received many international awards and honors, and his works are being translated into about 35 different languages. (Wikipedia) Since 2013 he has been the Principle Investigator of the ERC sponsored Cosmo-Climate Research Project (Methodological Cosmopolitanism: In the Laboratory of Climate Change).

Beck 's theory of interdisciplinary reflexive modernization works from the basic idea that the rise of the modern industrial age produces side effects across the globe that drive the issues and actions of nation-states. (Wikipedia) Beck is concerned with how social and political thought and action can be better adjusted to address current and on going radical global changes such as environmental destruction, global warming, as well as financial, democracy and nation state crises. (CMS)He proposes that radical modernity is undermining nation states and families via globalization, yet all contemporary thinking is the result of methodological nationalism.
Beck 's teaching concentrates on modernization…

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