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    Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “Digital freedom risk is one of the most important risks we face in modern society”

Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “Digital freedom risk is one of the most important risks we face in modern society”

The issue of privacy and the surveillance of digital communications has been a key topic of concern across Europe, particularly in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s disclosures on the surveillance activities conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA). In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Ulrich Beck discusses his view of digital risk, and the dangers […]

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    Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “All kinds of positive developments can result from climate change”

Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “All kinds of positive developments can result from climate change”

Climate change is one of the most salient issues facing governments across Europe, but does it have the potential to alter the political and social order of the world? In an interview with EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, Ulrich Beck discusses the transformations brought about by climate change, the role of global cities in generating innovation, and why climate sceptics […]

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Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: “Germany has created an accidental empire”

Are we now living in a German Europe? In an interview with EUROPP editors Stuart A Brown and Chris Gilson, Ulrich Beck discusses German dominance of the European Union, the divisive effects of austerity policies, and the relevance of his concept of the ‘risk society’ to the current problems being experienced in the Eurozone. How has Germany come to dominate […]

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