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Climate, Society and Elemental Insurance: Capacities and Limitations


Booth, K and Lucas, CH and French, S, Climate, Society and Elemental Insurance: Capacities and Limitations, Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 224. ISBN 978-0-367-74386-4 (2022) [Edited Book]

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781003157571


In this book, world-leading social scientists come together to provide original insights on the capacities and limitations of insurance in a changing world.

Climate change is fundamentally changing the ways we insure, and the ways we think about insurance. This book moves beyond traditional economics and financial understandings of insurance to address the social and geopolitical dimensions of this powerful and pervasive part of contemporary life. Insurance shapes material and social realities, and is shaped by them in turn. The contributing authors of this book show how insurance constitutes and is constituted through the traditional elements of earth, water, air, fire, and the novel element of big data. The applied and theoretical insights presented through this novel elemental approach reveal that insurance is more dynamic, multifaceted, and spatially variegated than commonly imagined.

This book is an authoritative source on the capacities and limitations of insurance. It is a go-to reference for researchers and students in the social sciences particularly those with an interest in economics and finance, and how these intersect with geography, politics, and society. It is also relevant for those in the disaster, environmental, health, natural, and social sciences who are interested in the role of insurance in addressing risk, resilience, and adaptation.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:insurance, climate change, elemental, adaptation
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Booth, K (Associate Professor Kate Booth)
UTAS Author:Lucas, CH (Dr Chloe Lucas)
ID Code:149924
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-04-29
Last Modified:2022-06-23

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