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This wide-ranging and accessible contribution to the study of risk, ecology and environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in `risk societies'.
Chapter 8: Solidary Individualism: The Moral Impact of Cultural Modernisation in Late Modernity
Solidary Individualism: The Moral Impact of Cultural Modernisation in Late Modernity
All that we know indicates that the existence of our world is more than threatened by a deterioration of its own basic environmental conditions. But at the same time it is also the case that at least in most parts of Western capitalist societies a well-founded ecological consciousness has asserted itself down into the last recesses of everyday life. Institutionalised forms of environmental research and a dense network of alternative projects are complementing a social process which nonetheless – and compared with what has yet to be done – conveys the impression that although much is in the offing, nothing much is being ...