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作者 Lobo-Guerrero, Luis
書名 Insuring war : sovereignty, security and risk / Luis Lobo-Guerrero
出版項 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012
國際標準書號 9780415617727 (hbk.)
9780203122075 (ebk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HG8054.5 .L63 2012    在架上    30650020037673
說明 xix, 153 p. ; 24 cm
系列 Interventions
Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
"This book is the second of a trilogy that analyses how concepts and practices of power, risk and security materialise in the form of insurance as a central instrument of governance in the liberal world"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-147) and index
主題 Risk (Insurance)
Risk management
Marine insurance
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
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