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Haufler, Virginia

Overview
Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 8 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD60, 174.4
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Most widely held works by Virginia Haufler
Dangerous commerce : insurance and the management of international risk by Virginia Haufler( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As businesses search increasingly for opportunities beyond their national borders, they face the risk that political change in other countries will jeopardize their efforts. Anything from minor shifts in regulations to sudden revolutions can threaten business investment, trade, and credit. Virginia Haufler shows that a crucial factor in the expansion of global markets has been the private sector's creation of a sophisticated insurance industry to redistribute the risks entailed in foreign commerce, a privately constructed safety net for international transactions. Haufler believes that the network of relationships and institutions established by the insurers constituted a privately led regime for the management of international risk. She analyzes political risks insurance during three periods of substantial uncertainty: the era from the turn of the century to the beginning of World War I, when British global power began to wane; the interwar years, leading up to the collapse of world trade and a second world war; and the 'debt crisis' decade of the 1980s. Public and private involvement in supplying insurance against international risks has varied depending on demand, the availability of resources, and the norms of what can be insured. As the scale and complexity of risks have expanded, Haufler suggests, responsibility has shifted from commercial insurers first to the state and now to multilateral institutions
A public role for the private sector : industry self-regulation in a global economy by Virginia Haufler( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Public Role for the Private Sector explores the phenomenon of industry self-regulation through three different cases -- environment, labor, and information privacy -- where corporate leaders appear to be converging on industry self-regulation as the appropriate response to competing pressures
 
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Dangerous commerce : insurance and the management of international risk
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A public role for the private sector : industry self-regulation in a global economy
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Haufler, Virginia Ann 1957-

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