2. What Comes After Postmodernity: The Conflict of Two Modernities.
3. The Withering Away of Solidarity: Places without Community and Communities without Places.
4. Perspectives on a Cultural Evolution of Work.
5. Capitalism without Work, or the Coming of Civil Society.
6. The Democratization of the Family, or the Unknown Art of Free Association.
7. Misunderstanding Reflexivity: the Controversy on Reflexive Modernization.
8. The Renaissance of Politics in Reflexive Modernity: Politicians Must Make a Response.
9. The Open City: Architecture in Reflexive Modernity.
10. How Neighbours Become Jews: the Political Construction of the Stranger in the Age of Reflexive Modernity.
11. Nation-States without Enemies: the Military and Democracy after the End of the Cold War.
12. Brief Introduction to Environmental Machiavellianism: Green Democracy from Below.
13. Freedom or Survival: the Utopia of Self-Limitation.
"The state without enemies is a step already on the way to the global risk society of what Beck calls our "second modernity". This book has raised - among scholars and politicians - considerable controversy in Germany, and will no doubt do so in the English-speaking world." Scott Lash, Lancaster University
* Beck advances a major new theoretical interpretation of the nature of the democratic state.
* Looks at a key question: whether democracy has always depended on having enemies who are 'non-democratic'.