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Embracing Risk

Embracing Risk Author Tom Baker
ISBN-10 0226035174
Release 2010-02-15
Pages 329
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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 is used to govern fields outside the realm of insurance, from extreme sports to policing, mental health institutions, and international law. Offering an original approach to risk, insurance, and responsibility, the provocative and wide-ranging essays in Embracing Risk demonstrate that risk has moved well beyond its origins in the insurance trade to become a central organizing principle of social and cultural life.



Insuring Security

Insuring Security Author Luis Lobo-Guerrero
ISBN-10 9781136930485
Release 2010-10-04
Pages 192
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Insurance is the world’s largest economic industry, providing a form of security that more than triples global defence expenditure. However, little is know about the form of security insurance provides. This book offers a genealogical interrogation of the relationship between security and risk through its materialisation in insurance. This work seeks to argue that insurance practices ascribe value to life and in so doing produce a form of security central to the understanding of contemporary liberal governance and security. Lobo-Guerrero theorizes insurance as a biopolitical effect that results from the continuous interaction of an ‘entrepreneurial form of power’, and traditional forms of sovereign security. Through rich empirical cases and a unique theorization, the book breaks apart the traditional division between security studies, political economy and political theory. The author explores this theory in relation to specific issues such as the use of life insurance in the molecular age, the use of insurance to securitize against environmental catastrophic risk, specialist products such as kidnap and ransom insurance, as well as the use of insurance to counter maritime piracy in the twenty-first century. Providing an important and original contribution to the study of the biopolitics of security, this work will be of great interest to all scholars of security studies, international relations and international political economy.



Ethnographies of Social Support

Ethnographies of Social Support Author Markus Schlecker
ISBN-10 9781137330970
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 217
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Why do elderly choose to move away from their children so as to not receive their support? Using a number of case studies, contributors explore social support as a tool of mutuality, or maintaining relatedness and sharing feelings, rather than preventing or patching up problems. This book helps correct the dominant framework of deliberate action.



Insurance Law and Policy

Insurance Law and Policy Author Tom Baker
ISBN-10 9781454837831
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 790
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Tom Baker, a highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton demonstrates the big picture in insurance law and policy, exploring federal-state regulatory roles in depth as well as the traditional topics covered in the casebooks. Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials uses more statutory material than any other casebook, with statutes typically presented through problems. Manageable assignments contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem. Here is a text that appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course. The Third Edition welcomes new co-author Kyle Logue, who, along with Tom Baker, is a Reporter for the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project. A new and improved ERISA unit incorporates recent Supreme Court decisions. Relevant new material from the Affordable Care Act informs the discussion of health insurance. The Third Edition makes extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems. Judicious pruning of notes, problems, and cases to allows room for recent developments in case law and insurance regulation. Features: stellar authorship in Tom Baker highly regarded teacher and scholar on the faculty of both Penn Law and Wharton focus on the big picture--federal-state regulatory roles and traditional insurance topics more statutory materials than other casebooks, typically presented through problems structured to contain one major case followed by informative notes, questions and a problem appeals to Insurance teachers as well as teachers of Torts and Contracts considering a new course introductory essay for new Insurance Law teachers case briefs and suggestions for how to teach cases descriptions of the commercial backgrounds of selected cases simple diagrams that explain complex issues Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents: new co-author Kyle Logue, Reporter for the new ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project a new and improved ERISA unit, incorporating recent Supreme Court decisions relevant materials from the Affordable Care Act in the health insurance material extensive use of the ALI Principles of Liability Insurance Project, with black letter rules presented through problems judicious editing of notes, problems, and cases to spotlight recent developments in case law and insurance regulation



The Medical Malpractice Myth

The Medical Malpractice Myth Author Tom Baker
ISBN-10 9780226036502
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 222
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American health care is in crisis because of exploding medical malpractice litigation. Insurance premiums for doctors and malpractice lawsuits are skyrocketing, rendering doctors both afraid and unable to afford to continue to practice medicine. Undeserving victims sue at the drop of a hat, egged on by greedy lawyers, and receive eye-popping awards that insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors themselves struggle to pay. The plaintiffs and lawyers always win; doctors, and the nonlitigious, always lose; and affordable health care is the real victim. This, according to Tom Baker, is the myth of medical malpractice, and as a reality check he offers The Medical Malpractice Myth, a stunning dismantling of this familiar, but inaccurate, picture of the health care industry. Are there too many medical malpractice suits? No, according to Baker; there is actually a great deal more medical malpractice, with only a fraction of the cases ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. Is too much litigation to blame for the malpractice insurance crisis? No, for that we can look to financial trends and competitive behavior in the insurance industry. Are these lawsuits frivolous? Very rarely. Point by point, Baker—a leading authority on insurance and law—pulls together the research that demolishes the myths that have taken hold about medical malpractice and suggests a series of legal reforms that would help doctors manage malpractice insurance while also improving patient safety and medical accountability. President Bush has made medical malpractice reform a priority in his last term in office, but if history is any indication, legislative reform would only worsen the situation and perpetuate the gross misunderstanding of it. The debate surely will be transformed by The Medical Malpractice Myth, a book aimed squarely at general readers but with radical conclusions that speak to the highest level of domestic policymaking.



Edgework

Edgework Author Stephen Lyng
ISBN-10 9781135954604
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 312
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What do skydiving, rock climbing, and downhill skiing have in common with stock-trading, unprotected sex, and sadomasochism? All are high risk pursuits. Edgework explores the world of voluntary risk-taking, investigating the seductive nature of pursuing peril and teasing out the boundaries between legal and criminal behavior; conscious and unconscious acts; sanity and insanity; acceptable risk and stupidity. The distinguished contributors to this collection profile high risk-takers and explore their experiences with risk through such topics as juvenile delinquency, street anarchism, sadomasochism, avant-garde art, business risks, and extreme sport.



Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform

Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform Author P. Almond
ISBN-10 9781137296276
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 224
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This book provides an account of the international emergence of corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years, identifying the limitations of health and safety regulation that have prompted this development.



Genetic Governance

Genetic Governance Author Robin Bunton
ISBN-10 9781134258895
Release 2005-03-18
Pages 10
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Ethical and practical issues around genetic research are of major international concern, both in academia and in the public domain. Questions concerning what interventions are possible and appropriate with the increasing amount of genetic information available, challenge our understandings of ourselves, our health and wellbeing, and the role of medical ethics, public health, surveillance and risk. However there has been little reflection on the socio-political effects of this new genetic knowledge and the changes in practice that are currently impacting on our lives. Containing contributions from key international researchers, this book examines the broader issues of genetic debates and looks at how prediction and risk assessment is being changed in the arenas of health, medicine and reproduction, bringing new insight on the dangers of surveillance, regulation and increased inequality. Developed out of the Taylor and Francis journal Critical Public Health, the book considers the implications of developments in genetics for contemporary liberal governance, as well as for the future of healthcare and public health.



The Liability Century

The Liability Century Author Kenneth S. Abraham
ISBN-10 0674033779
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 288
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Kenneth Abraham explores the development and interdependency of the tort liability regime and the insurance system in the United States during the twentieth century and beyond, including the events of September 11, 2001. From its beginning late in the nineteenth century, the availability of liability insurance led to the creation of new forms of liability, heavily influenced expansion of the liabilities that already existed, and continually promoted increases in the amount of money that was awarded in tort suits. A "liability-and-insurance spiral" emerged, in which the availability of liability insurance encouraged the imposition of more liability, and, in turn, the imposition of liability encouraged the further spread of insurance. Liability insurance was not merely a source of funding for ever-greater amounts of tort liability. Liability insurers came to dominate tort litigation. They defended lawsuits against their policyholders, and they decided which cases to settle, fight, or appeal. The very idea behind insurance--that spreading losses among large numbers of policyholders is desirable--came to influence the ideology of tort law. To serve the aim of loss spreading, liability had to expand. Today the tort liability and insurance systems constantly interact, and to reform one the role of the other must be fully understood.



Rethinking Equality

Rethinking Equality Author Chris Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781847796127
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 232
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Although formally equal, relations between citizens are actually characterised by many and varied forms of inequality. Do contemporary theories of equality provide an adequate response to the inequalities that afflict contemporary societies? And what is the connection between theories of equality and the contemporary politics of citizenship? Accessible and comprehensive, Rethinking equality provides a clear, critical and very up-to-date account of the most important contemporary egalitarian theories. Unusually, it also relates these theories to contemporary political practice, assessing them in relation to the impact of neoliberalism on contemporary welfare states, and the shift from 'social' to 'active' forms of citizenship. As well as representing a significant intervention within academic debates on equality and citizenship, this book represents essential reading for students of contemporary political theory.



Onward to the Olympics

Onward to the Olympics Author Gerald P. Schaus
ISBN-10 9781554587797
Release 2009-08-02
Pages 408
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The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.



The Disobedient Generation

The Disobedient Generation Author Alan Sica
ISBN-10 0226756254
Release 2005-12-15
Pages 368
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The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period—epitomized by the events of May 1968—were as permanently marked in their worldviews as their parents had been by the Depression and World War II. Sociology was at the center of these events, and it changed decisively because of them. The Disobedient Generation collects newly written autobiographies by an international cross-section of well-known sociologists, all of them "children of the '60s." It illuminates the human experience of living through that decade as apprentice scholars and activists, encountering the issues of class, race, the Establishment, the decline of traditional religion, feminism, war, and the sexual revolution. In each case the interlinked crises of young adulthood, rapid change, and nascent professional careers shaped this generation's private and public selves. This is an intensely personal collective portrait of a generation in a time of struggle.



Caring and Doing for Others

Caring and Doing for Others Author Alice S. Rossi
ISBN-10 0226728722
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 559
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From all sides we hear that Americans are becoming increasingly self-absorbed and disconnected, and that our interest in social and civic responsibility is on the decline. A more encouraging profile emerges in this study of Americans at work, at home with their families, and in their communities. The book is based on a national, representative survey of more than 3,000 Americans aged 25 to 74—plus in-depth interviews with adults drawn from the survey—to find out what Americans mean by social responsibility. The book explores the extent to which adults contribute time to caregiving, social support, and financial assistance to family members; the time given to volunteer work and financial contributions to various causes, charities, and organizations; and how these contributions are affected by job obligations. A major focus is on age and gender differences, which shows midlife to be a transitional time when civic activities increase as family obligations decline. All told, the study adds a hopeful new voice to the overwhelmingly negative debate about the current state of our civic and social lives.



Cultural Analysis Cultural Studies and the Law

Cultural Analysis  Cultural Studies  and the Law Author Austin Sarat
ISBN-10 0822331438
Release 2003-07-03
Pages 366
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DIVThis interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the purchase of cultural studies frameworks for thinking about legal questions beyond the reach of the Law & Economics framework./div



The Politics of Possibility

The Politics of Possibility Author Louise Amoore
ISBN-10 9780822377269
Release 2013-10-23
Pages 232
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Since September 11, 2001, the imagination of "low probability, high consequence" events has become a distinctive feature of contemporary politics. Uncertain futures—devastation by terrorist attack, cyber crime, flood, financial market collapse—must be discerned and responded to as possibilities, however improbable they may be. In The Politics of Possibility, Louise Amoore examines this development, tracing its genealogy through the diverse worlds of risk management consulting, computer science, commercial logistics, and data visualization. She focuses on the increasingly symbiotic relationship between commercial opportunities and state security threats, a relation that turns the trusted, iris-scanned traveler into "a person of national security interest," and the designer of risk algorithms for casino and insurance fraud into a homeland security resource. Juxtaposing new readings of Agamben, Foucault, Derrida, Massumi, and Connolly with interpretations of post–9/11 novels and artworks, Amoore analyzes the "politics of possibility" and its far-reaching implications for society, associative life, and political accountability.



Buried

Buried Author Tom Baker
ISBN-10 9781304584656
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Buried has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buried also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buried book for free.



Computer misuse

Computer misuse Author Stefan Fafinski
ISBN-10 1843923793
Release 2009
Pages 328
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This book is concerned with the nature of computer misuse and the legal and non-legal responses to it. It explores what is meant by the term 'computer misuse' and charts its emergence as a problem, as well as its parallel expansion with the continued progression in computing power, networking, reach, and accessibility. The book considers the resulting technological, social, and commercial risks which arise and the consequences of the current legal regulation of computer misuse. It evaluates the extent to which criminal law should seek to regulate the development and use of new technology, and the implications of this on the content and operation of criminal law. Computer Misuse includes an introduction to theories relating to risk and governance, before broadening the discussion of potential means of regulation beyond the criminal law to encompass civil law as well as non-legal means of governance, including Internet users and usergroups, Internet service providers, corporations, the p