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Climate change and insurance

Collier, Stephen J., Elliott, Rebecca ORCID: 0000-0001-6983-7026 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


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.

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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 Oct 2021 01:06

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