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Until July 2009 Ulrich Beck was professor of sociology at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximillian University. He is now BJS visiting Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professor at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. He has honorary doctorates from several universities and was founding director of the research institute “Reflexive Modernisation” at the University of Munich until 2009. Beck is one of the most famous German sociologists of today, whose concepts achieve responses beyond academic. In 1999 Beck was awarded the CICERO-prize, in 1996 the cultural prize of the city of Munich and in 2005 he received the Schader Prize, the highest award for social scientists in Germany. Professor Beck’s books have been translated into more than 40 languages and he regularly publishes essays in the major national newspapers in Europe. His publications include: Reflexive Modernization (1994), Power in the Global Age (2005), Cosmopolitan vision (2006), Cosmopolitan Europe (2007), World at Risk (2008) and A God of One’s Own (2010).