Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Since 1997 he is British Journal of Sociology Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK and since 2011 he is also Professor at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France.
His recent books include Cosmopolitan Europe (together with Edgar Grande) (Polity Press 2007), World at Risk (Polity Press 2009), A God of One’s Own (Polity Press 2010), Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil (Polity Press 2012), Distant Love (together with Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim) (Polity Press 2013) and German Europe (Polity Press 2013).
Published in: Can Europe Make It?The digital freedom risk: too fragile an acknowledgment
At least at first, freedom dies without human beings being physically hurt. The author is convinced that the freedom...
Published in: HomeTowards a European spring
Individuals should be able to feel that not all of the risks of the world, and especially not those of banks and...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?The power of Merkiavelli: Angela Merkel’s hesitation in the Euro-crisis
Hesitation as a means of coercion – that is Merkiavelli’s method. Only one fate is worse than being overwhelmed by...