Common Sense Parenting Book
The world is a limited liability company without a majority owner. That says Ulrich Beck, the most important German sociologist. He teaches in Munich as in London, his theme is the radical change in politics, economy and society. In this common sense parenting book he tries to unravel the complexities of current global political economy conceptual and reopen new in an old figure of thought: the idea of ??cosmopolitanism. It goes first to the intellectual substance, the emphasis, our presence to get to the point. "We need to be political act appropriately, new terms to understand the world," said Beck. The political establishment have no more answers to the questions of a radically changed world. Moreover, the recent ideology buildings were consumed. Nationalism as a response to past wars, like the neo-liberalism, which produce more and more unemployed and the omnipotence of the economy do not understand curb. Previously acted economics, politics and society within certain boundaries which are disappearing. Dissolution by today begin a new struggle for power and countervailing power. "Moreover, the rules of legitimate rule must be renegotiated. ". So where are we? Old ideologies be thrown overboard, new companions appear opaque in world politics, the global economy is on the prowl. This is a social and economic problem corset that nation-states no longer can be released anyway. A boundless complexity without any control?. For this is a cosmopolitan playground. The cosmopolitan Common Sense à la Beck comes from a world that prevail in all places but the contradictions of diversity, one must take seriously. At the same time, the positive opportunities to be more creative, to the development of political forms, or for higher productivity of labor visible. The both-and also of threatening rejection and multi-dimensional space of possibilities is the starting point for those cosmopolitan economics and politics that understands the global era as a historical transformation. And it does not want to get stuck. For example, in nationalism, "which is a political space in which there is equality of identity, which is then automatically associated with the exclusion of those who do not belong. " A concept of the way, with that in Europe in the 20th Century democracy, law and political parties have been developed. And the state is still seen as supporting. But this was old hat. Germany has long been much more kosmopolitisiert and globalized than expected, says Beck, "even large parts of our everyday living spaces are not identical to the national space of experience, but overlap and link up via the Internet and television, travel, love, marriage, parenthood. Germany also has no limits, which would long ago defined by Europe. That is why the citizens of the 21st Century, a cosmopolitan in both-and, at the same time citizens of the world across all borders and citizens of the polis, ie citizens. "To be rooted in place and have wings", this is Beck's construction of a double home for all. Old, national homeland loses its exclusivity and allows for the participation of foreigners. Where it really. While nationalism in the country but understood only as a recognition of the peculiarity of one's own will, is the essence of cosmopolitanism in "recognition of the otherness of the other". An ideal so that the Greeks have sung already. Man is reconciled with the history of the other through the mutual recognition. Or the other way around: You feel guilty for the wrongs of their own nation and recognizes the history of the other. "It's this act of reconciliation, which is the central experience is memory. " It is therefore part of a global whole and differentiated using a variety of identities. There is no inside-outside logic, therefore it no longer. In short: everyone is a foreigner and right there at home. Boundaries are dissolving. "The cosmopolitan outlook thus combines respect for the dignity of cultural others with an interest in the survival of any individual. . . "Becks globalization thesis recognizes the rights of others, and overcomes the national perspective it is therefore a liberation theory, wants the bonds to solve the individual all-powerful of the old forces in politics and business, the goal is clear. Neither the corporations with their neo-liberal invasion efforts the political space nor the high-handedness of American presidents are allowed to win the global power game. "globalization is a no man rule. " It puts a stake ahead of many. Beck thinks the world, ultimately as a limited company without a majority owner. No one decides where to go. Neither the economy, who believes in many places to have to minimize the state in order to maximize their own interests. Yet the policies that constrained the national government brace is increasingly unable to solve the pressing problems. Even the civil society movement, which presumes, as well as the economic role which has also not been democratically legitimized. The taming of individual power streams passing, and that is Becks critical thought, with the networking and cooperation among different actors. Precisely through the recognition of the otherness of the other as a prerequisite. Alliances and coalitions are the political tools of the cosmopolitans. For example, States could approach civil society groups that can learn from it, or the economy finally accepted the positive restraint by the policy. Beck's cosmopolitanism ultimately ends in a global balance of power in a Balance of Powers. The players are here and there. In political parties, but also in transnational alliances among civil society groups. . . .