Embracing Risk : The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility
By: Baker, Tom.
Contributor(s): Simon, Jonathan.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (330 p.).ISBN: 9780226035178.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Responsibility | Risk -- Sociological aspects | Risk (Insurance)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Embracing Risk : The Changing Culture of Insurance and ResponsibilityDDC classification: 302.12 LOC classification: HM1101Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Contributors -- 1. Embracing Risk -- Part One: Toward a Sociology of Insurance and Risk -- 2. Risk, Insurance, and the Social Construction of Responsibility -- 3. Beyond Moral Hazard: Insurance as Moral Opportunity -- 4. Embracing Fatality through Life Insurance in Eighteenth-Century England -- 5. Imagining Insurance: Risk, Thrift, and Life Insurance in Britain -- 6. Insuring More, Ensuring Less: The Costs and Benefits of Private Regulation through Insurance -- 7. Rhetoric of Risk and the Redistribution of Social Insurance
Part Two: Risk(s) beyond Insurance -- 8. Taking Risks: Extreme Sports and the Embrace of Risk in Advanced Liberal Societies -- 9. At Risk of Madness -- 10. The Policing of Risk -- 11. The Return of Descartes's Malicious Demon: An Outline of a Philosophy of Precaution -- Index
For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective resources. Embracing Risk explores this new approach from a variety of perspectives. The first part of the book focuses on the interplay between risk and insurance in various historical and social contexts. The second part examines how risk
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