Introduction: What is 'Cosmopolitan' about the Cosmopolitan Vision.
Global Sense, Sense of Boundarylessness: The Distinction between Philosophical and Social Scientific Cosmopolitanism.
The Truth of Others: On the Cosmopolitan Treatment of Difference - Distinctions, Misunderstandings, Paradoxes.
Cosmopolitan Society and its Adversaries.
The Politics of Politics: On the Dialectic of Cosmopolitanization and Anti-Cosmopolitanization.
War is Peace: On Postnational War.
Cosmopolitan Europe: Reality and Utopia.
References and Bibliography.
Journal of Sociology
"Beck's contribution to the normative construction of a cosmopolitan vision in the world today inspires hope and confidence in a new era of global political and social relations."
Australian Journal of Political Science
"Once again, Ulrich Beck has brought a distinctive perspective to a major social issue. He rightly sees that cosmopolitanism cannot simply be wished into reality but can only be achieved on the basis of confronting basic issues of social inequality. We need to pay attention."
Craig Calhoun, New York University
- A major new book by one of the leading social thinkers of our time.
- Beck develops his now classic concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of
- Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works.
- A persistent theme running through Beck’s reflections is his attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness and otherness and tolerance of difference.