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World insurance : the evolution of a global risk network

Author: Peter Borscheid; Niels Viggo Haueter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political and ideological divides. Unlike previous publications on insurance history, which tend to discuss the development of national markets or individual companies, this book focuses on the creation of networks across borders from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
World insurance.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)792747131
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Borscheid; Niels Viggo Haueter
ISBN: 9780191632303 0191632309 1283588919 9781283588911
OCLC Number: 809314319
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 729 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART I. EUROPE ; 2. Europe: Overview ; 3. United Kingdom: Pioneering insurance internationally ; 4. Germany: Insurance, expansion and setbacks ; 5. France: Insurance and the French financial networks ; 6. Switzerland: Insurance and the need to export ; 7. Italy: Building on a long insurance heritage ; 8. Spain: International influence on the domestic insurance market ; 9. Russia: Early expansion, state involvement, and re-emergence of the insurance industry ; PART II. NORTH AMERICA ; 10. North America: Overview ; 11. Canada: Taking life insurance abroad ; 12. USA: The international attraction of the US insurance market ; PART III. SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ; 13. Sub-Saharan Africa: Overview ; 14. South Africa: Leading African insurance ; PART IV. MIDDLE EAST & NORTHERN AFRICA ; 15. Middle East & Northern Africa: Overview ; 16. Maghreb: Naturalising insurance in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia ; 17. United Arab Emirates: Economic boom and insurance ; PART V. FAR EAST AND PACIFIC ; 18. Far East and Pacific: Overview ; 19. India: From a colonial outpost to a leading market ; 20. China: The indigenisation of insurance ; 21. Japan: The role of insurance in the rapid modernisation of Japan ; 22. Korea: Insurance in a tiger market ; 23. Australia and New Zealand: A tradition continued creating a domestic insurance market ; PART VI. LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN ; 24. Latin America and Caribbean: Overview ; 25. Brazil: The resilience of the Brazilian insurance market ; 26. Mexico: A history of the insurance industry in Mexico ; 27. Argentina: The changing fortunes of the Argentinean insurance market
Responsibility: edited by Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter.

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