Imagining Insurance: Risk, Thrift and Life Insurance in Britain
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
October 21, 2009
EMBRACING RISK, T. Baker, J. Simon, eds., University of Chicago Press, pp. 97-115, 2002
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/119
The genealogy of risk is closely linked with the development of insurance, which in turn is linked to changes in the forms of political liberalism. This paper examines shifts in this triangular relationship from the early 19th century to the present, and argues that risk has changed its forms and functions in ways that reflect its movement to centre stage at the intersection of capital and political governance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: insurance, class, risk, uncertainty, thrift, liberalism
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
Date posted: December 29, 2009
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