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Risk Uncertainty and Government

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ISBN13: 9781904385004
ISBN: 1904385001
Published: April 2004
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99

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Both risk and uncertainty are neo-liberal concepts. This new book examines the way they govern the production of wealth through 'uncertain' speculation and 'calculable' investment formulae.

The way in which risk and uncertainty govern the minimisation of harm through insurance and through the uncertain practices of 'reasonable foresight' is also discussed. Risk, Uncertainty and Government looks at the way these same techniques were historically forged out of moral and social beliefs about how to govern properly.

The book also looks at how ideas such as 'contract' and distinctions between insurance and gambling were invented in order to 'properly' govern the risky and uncertain future.

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Constitutional and Administrative Law, Jurisprudence
Risk, Uncertainty and Government
From Independence to Social Security
Enterprising Liberalism
Uncertainty, Liberalism and Contract
Risky Contracts: Gambling, Speculation and Insurance
Insurance, Actuarialism and Thrift
Crime Control and Criminal Justice in 'The Risk Society'
Risking Drug Use
Risk, Uncertainty and Freedom.