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Author Morris, Louise
Title Social Trust and Life Insurance : The Impact of Genetic Test Results in the Republic of Ireland
Imprint Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2011
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (544 pages)
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Note Intro -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- LIST OF TABLES -- LIST OF FIGURES -- CHAPTER ONE -- CHAPTER TWO -- CHAPTER THREE -- CHAPTER FOUR -- CHAPTER FIVE -- CHAPTER SIX -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- APPENDIX A -- APPENDIX B -- APPENDIX C -- APPENDIX D -- APPENDIX E
This book investigates the role of incomplete knowledge, social trust and risk perceptions in influencing acceptance of the perceived risks related to insurers using genetic test results. In addition, the author identifies and explains the factors and conditions that affect this risk acceptance pattern. In order to do so, both survey methods and semi-structured interviews are employed. A review of the 'necessity' of life insurance companies to acquire genetic test results is undertaken, followed by an analysis of the speculated consequences of such usage for society. Management of the risks related to insurers using genetic test results is examined and the problems and difficulties inherent in the risk management strategies, suggested and enforced, are explored. This is followed by a comparison between the societal risks produced by insurers using genetic test results and the risks theorised as pertaining to a 'risk society' (Beck, 1992) and a 'runaway world' (Giddens, 1990, 1999)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Morris, Louise Social Trust and Life Insurance : The Impact of Genetic Test Results in the Republic of Ireland Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher,c2011 9781443830010
Subject Life insurance -- Medical examinations.;Life insurance -- Risk management.;Life insurance -- Ireland.;Trust -- Social aspects
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