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Imagining Insurance: Risk, Thrift and Life Insurance in Britain


Pat O'Malley


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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: December 29, 2009  

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O'Malley, Pat, Imagining Insurance: Risk, Thrift and Life Insurance in Britain (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. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1491898

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The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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