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Climate change and insurance

Collier, Stephen J., Elliott, Rebecca and Lehtonen, Turo-kimmo (2021) Climate change and insurance. Economy and Society, 50 (2). 158 - 172. ISSN 0308-5147

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03085147.2021.1903771

Abstract

This special collection examines insurance as an increasingly central mechanism in shaping how the effects of climate change are transforming local economies and ways of life. The papers study a range of exemplary cases, ranging from agricultural micro-insurance in development policy and regional sovereign risk facilities in the Caribbean to public and private insurance in the United States. This framing essay situates these papers in a longer tradition of scholarship on the government of risk and security. It also describes three themes that run through the papers: the economization of climate change; the moral economy of risk and responsibility; and the plasticity of insurance as an abstract technology that may be taken up in various governmental assemblages, in the name of various political projects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/reso20/current
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 11:24
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 01:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110452

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