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Embracing risk : the changing culture of insurance and responsibility

Author: Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Embracing risk" offers an original approach to risk, insurance and responsibility, the provocative and wide-ranging essays demonstrate that risk has moved well beyond its origins in the insurance  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon
ISBN: 0226035182 9780226035185 0226035190 9780226035192
OCLC Number: 47216185
Description: ix, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Risk, insurance, and the social construction of responsibility / Tom Baker --
Beyond moral hazard : insurance as moral opportunity / Deborah Stone --
Embracing fatality through life insurance in eighteenth-century England / Geoffrey Clark --
Imagining insurance : risk, thrift, and life insurance in Britain / Pat O'Malley --
Insuring more, ensuring less : the costs and benefits of private regulation through insurance / Carol A. Heimer --
Rhetoric of risk and the redistribution of social insurance / Martha McCluskey --
Taking risks : extreme sports and the embrace of risk in advanced liberal societies / Jonathan Simon --
At risk of madness / Nikolas Rose --
The policing of risk / Richard V. Ericson and Kevin D. Haggerty --
The return of Descartes's malicious demon : an outline of a philosophy of precaution / François Ewald (translated by Stephen Utz).
Responsibility: edited by Tom Baker & Jonathan Simon.
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