Quotes by Ulrich Beck

About Ulrich Beck:

Ulrich Beck was a well known German sociologist, and one of the most cited social scientists in the world during his lifetime. His work focused on questions of uncontrollability, ignorance and uncertainty in the modern age, and he coined the terms "risk society" and "second modernity". He also tried to overturn national perspectives that predominated in sociological investigations with a cosmopolitanism that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the modern world. He was a professor at the University of Munich and also held appointments at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) in Paris, and at the London School of Economics.

Author Bio

  • NameUlrich Beck
  • DescriptionGerman sociologist and professor of Sociology who coined the term risk society
  • BornMay 15, 1944
  • DiedJanuary 1, 2015
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionSociologist