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Renowned Sociologist Ulrich Beck Has Died

Below is an excerpt from an article concerning the death of Ulrich Beck, who was a Plenary Speaker at the Fifth Global Studies Conference in 2012.

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According to the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Saturday, Beck passed away on January 1 following a heart attack.

Ulrich Beck became one of the world's most famous and most quoted sociologists in recent decades, with his 1986 work Risk Society (Risikogesellschaft), a bestseller which was translated into 35 languages. His works have focused on the challenges of our times including climate change, terrorism and financial crises.

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