Reflections on the rise of right-wing populism in Europe
Chapter I Introduction: New Critical Theory with cosmopolitan intent
Chapter II Critique of the national outlook
Chapter III Global domestic politics changes the rules: On the breaching of boundaries in economics, politics and society
Chapter IV Power and counter-power in the global age: The strategies of capital
Chapter V State strategies between renationalization and transnationalization
Chapter VI Strategies of civil society movements
Chapter VII Who wins? On the transformation of concepts and forms of the state and politics in the second modernity
Chapter VIII Brief funeral oration at the cradle of the cosmopolitan era
-- Manuel Castells, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
"In this fascinating new book Ulrich Beck develops further a manifesto of, and for, a cosmopolitan world. Especially important is his attempt to decipher and characterize the architecture of cosmopolitan states and civil society. This major book may well do for 'cosmopolitan society' what Beck’s earlier works did for deciphering the nature of 'risk society'."
-- John Urry, Lancaster University
- A brilliant new work on global politics and nation-based real politik by Ulrich Beck, one of the world’s leading social and political theorists.
- Develops the argument of Beck’s Cosmopolitan Manifesto that the more cosmopolitan our political structures and activities, the more successful they will be in promoting national interests.
- Throws light on the global power games being played out between global business, nation states and movements rooted in civil society.
- An essential text for students and scholars in sociology and politics.