Monday, February 25, 2008

Ulrich Beck

Here is the link to an Ulrich Beck lecture, in which can be found such little gems as: "Global risk has the power to tear away the facades of organised irresponsibility."

1 comment:

KimiK Gibson said...

I have to say, I do have respect for Beck's ideas... although, some of his writing leaves much to the imagination,

"At a conference in Great Britain on risk society a distinguished colleague confronted
me with the question: Isn’t there a ‘German taste’ to the risk society-thesis, a taste of
security and wealth? Britain cannot afford to be a risk society! The irony of risk
decreed that a couple of days later the BSE crisis broke out in Britain. Suddenly
Hamlet had to be re-invented: To beef or not to beef was the question then."