Insurance and the Law

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed., Vol. 11, James D. Wright, ed., 2015, Forthcoming

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-62

8 Pages Posted: 30 May 2015

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Shauhin A. Talesh

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Date Written: May 28, 2015

Abstract

Insurance and the law are interconnected. Legislation, court decisions, and regulations impact and influence the meaning of private and social insurance arrangements in society. While the law shapes and influences what insurance means in society, insurance also exerts a regulatory force over its subjects and acts as a form of governance beyond the state. Drawing from sociolegal scholars who study the gap between the law on the books and the law in action, this article explains the basic forms and functions of insurance in society and explores insurance’s intertwined relationship with the law.

Keywords: Contracts; Governance, Insurance, Law and Risk, Law and Society, Liability, Organizations, Regulation, Torts

Suggested Citation

Talesh, Shauhin A., Insurance and the Law (May 28, 2015). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed., Vol. 11, James D. Wright, ed., 2015, Forthcoming; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-62. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611762

Shauhin A. Talesh (Contact Author)

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