Beck's cosmopolitan politics

Martell, Luke (2008) Beck's cosmopolitan politics. Contemporary Politics, 14 (2). pp. 129-143. ISSN 1356-9775

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This article evaluates Ulrich Beck's cosmopolitan global politics. I argue that areas where Beck sees bases for communal and cosmopolitan politics are structured by power, inequality and conflict. Beck has a conflict perspective on local responses to globalization but this is not carried through to his global politics. There are issues that need to be tackled at a global level but I argue that this will have to be done on the basis of conflicting interests, power and nation-states as much as through global cosmopolitanism and co-operation.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:17
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