"World Risk Society. Environmental Risks: A Driving Force for Cosmopolitanism?"
, in Guest editor Dr. Gilbert Ahamer, in International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 13, Nummer 3/4, Inderscience Publishers, Seite(n) 154-168, 12-2018, ISSN: 1740-2816
World Risk Society. Environmental Risks: A Driving Force for Cosmopolitanism?
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Risk society today means world risk society. Its essential features are man-made risks, which have no social, space or time limits. World risk society identifies three main global risks: transnational terrorism, financial hazards and environmental risks. Environmental issues in this framework cannot be seen as problems in the environment of society, but they have to be considered as inner world problems of society itself. The interpretational framework of world risk society can be subdivided into three levels: first, global threats cause global commonalities; the contours of a world public are emerging. Secondly, the perception of global self-hazards releases a politically tailored impulse for the revitalisation of national policy as well as for the training and design of cooperative international institutions. Thirdly, the delimitation of the political has to be researched: the perceived needs of world risk society give way to a world civil society. Henceforth, in world risk society environmental hazards can be interpreted as a driving force for cosmopolitanism, global environmental risks and their practical and discursive treatment create transnational communities.
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International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy