Ulrich Beck

German sociologist & scholar

Ulrich Beck (15 May 1944 – 1 January 2015) was a German sociologist and educator. He made the term risk society out of globalization. And made studies on democratic and cosmopolitan society. He was also a professor of sociology at the University of Munich and at the London School of Economics.

Beck in May 2012.

Beck was born in the Pomeranian town of Stolp (now Słupsk in Poland). He got his Ph.D. in 1972. He was married to Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim.

Beck died from a heart attack on 1 January 2015, aged 70.[1]


  1. "Autor der Risikogesellschaft Ulrich Beck gestorben" (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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