Beck's Cosmopolitan Politics

Martell, Luke (2008) Beck's Cosmopolitan Politics. Contemporary Politics, 14 (2). ISSN 1469-3631

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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 globalisation 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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Ulrich Beck, globalisation, cosmopolitanism, conflict, power
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 22:25
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