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Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Compares the market for property insurance in five European countries, Britain, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany. The comparisons are of particular interest, as the regulatory frameworks vary ... More


Introduction

Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin, and Gianni Toniolo

in The World Economy between the World Wars

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195307559
eISBN:
9780199867929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307559.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introduction to the book and the period covered provides a rapid summary of the most salient economic events between 1918 and 1939. This was a tumultuous period, as the unresolved tensions from ... More


Biological Citizenship

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the experiential and political aspects of biological citizenship in post-Soviet Ukraine, with particular emphasis on the relationship between an emerging medical classification ... More


Internationalism and Interventionism

Tim Dunne

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the spectre of imperial orders continues to haunt internationalism and has recently been resurrected with the increasing use, and expectation, of interventionism. It ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More


Migrants: Disease in the Body Politic

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Contemporary immigrants who enter the United States to work or settle are assumed to bring with them habits of crime, laziness, and lack of hygiene. This chapter puts these modern rumor cycles into ... More


Everything Will Be Fine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0090
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

With advances chemistry, physics, and technology, everything was expected become easier, more beautiful, and simpler. Then there was an upheaval sometime in the 1970s. An increasing number of ... More


Spain

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies the catastrophe insurance monopoly in Spain, the Consorcio the Compensacion de Seguros. It is shown that the Consorcio operates with exceptionally low administrative costs. It is able to ... More


France

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies catastrophe insurance in France. The French system is fundamentally flawed. The state has fixed a compulsory nationwide uniform premium rate, and offers to reinsure all insurance companies at ... More


After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a “natural” catastrophe when all of our ... More


The Kosovo Crisis and the Evolution of a Post-Cold War European Security: The Evolution of Post Cold War European Security

Martin A. Smith and Paul Latawski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059797
eISBN:
9781781700631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059797.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conflict in Kosovo represents a significant watershed in post-Cold War international security. Interpreting its political and operational significance should reveal important clues for ... More


Conclusions

Toby Tyrrell

in On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121581
eISBN:
9781400847914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121581.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This concluding chapter evaluates the Gaia hypothesis. Based on the evidence studied in this book, the chapter argues that the Gaia hypothesis is not a reasonable picture of how Earth and life ... More


The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America from the Kennedy Assassination to September 11

Ned O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226310060
eISBN:
9780226310374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310374.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Iconoclastic Imagination offers a new interpretation of neoliberalism by considering it as a social imaginary. Locating the emergence of the neoliberal imaginary in the United States at the ... More


Local Conflicts as a Global Challenge

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Concerted cooperative efforts are crucial to achieving a world that recognizes the imperative for inclusive communities as the only viable alternative to endless conflict.


Failures

Christopher Pincock

in Mathematics and Scientific Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757107
eISBN:
9780199932313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757107.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A fair estimation of the ways in which mathematics helps with science should also consider the ways in which mathematics hurts science. This chapter argues that each of the positive contributions ... More


Law and Catastrophe

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756839
eISBN:
9780804768344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756839.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The study of catastrophe is a growth industry. Today, cosmologists scan the heavens for asteroids of the kind that smashed into earth some ninety million years ago, leading to the swift extinction of ... More


The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Roland Végső

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245567
eISBN:
9780823252534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the “world” ... More


The Global Condition: Conquerors, Catastrophes, and Community

William Hardy McNeill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174143
eISBN:
9781400885107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174143.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

William Hardy McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history. This book is a classic work for understanding the grand sweep of world history in brief compass. Now with a new ... More


Preamble

Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Not all catastrophes are the same. The equivalence of catastrophes states that the spread and repercussion of catastrophes will have an impression that will forever resemble the well-known paradigm ... More


Intertheoretic Relations—Optics

Robert W. Batterman

in The Devil in the Details: Asymptotic Reasoning in Explanation, Reduction, and Emergence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146479
eISBN:
9780199833078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146476.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses limiting correspondence relations between the wave theory of light and the ray theory of light. The limit is singular and there is no reductive relation between the theories. ... More


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