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What Fates Impose: Facing Up to Uncertainty: British Academy Lecture

Mervyn King

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses risk, specifically how people think, talk, and manage risk. It illustrates two propositions: thinking in terms of probabilities and the public receiving accurate and objective ... More


Why Trust the Nation-State?

Geoffrey Hosking

in Trust: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712381
eISBN:
9780191780738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712381.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, World Modern History

Economic developments since the late nineteenth century have impelled globalization, but at the same time the trust vested in the nation-state has also become stronger. In addition to its existing ... More


Antismoking Politics in Postwar Workplaces

Gregory Wood

in Clearing the Air: The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704826
eISBN:
9781501706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704826.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the prevalence of smoking in postwar indoor workplaces gave rise to mounting opposition from nonsmoking workers in the 1970s and 1980s. Nonsmokers in postwar offices, for ... More


In Pursuit of Prudence: Speculation, Risk, and Class in Victorian Britain

Paul Johnson

in Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579884
eISBN:
9780191804496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579884.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers two financial strategies in nineteenth-century Britain that lay at opposite ends of the spectrum of popularity. The first — the purchase of life insurance — was ubiquitous, ... More


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