Title

Migration and Its Risks

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1996

Abstract

This essay applies the theories of Ulrich Beck's Risk Society to the politics of migration in Germany. In particular, the essay focuses on Beck's notion of the waning influence, indeed even relevancy, of science and scientists regarding postmodern risk phenomena. The essay argues that migration to Germany can be understood as a Beckian risk phenomenon, helping to explain the decreasing influence of social scientists over the politics of migration in the Federal Republic.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2307/2547604

Publication Information

The International Migration Review

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