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The Transnational Turn in Migration Studies and the Afghan Social Networks

Alessandro Monsutti

in Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Since the 1980s, migration has undergone various developments that have changed the understanding of the concept of migration. The former understanding of migration as the integration of the migrant ... More


Introduction: GM Crops, Global Ethnography, and the Dynamics of Demobilization

Pablo Lapegna

in Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215132
eISBN:
9780190215170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215132.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the broad questions tackled by the book: What challenges do subordinate groups face when seeking to address environmental problems threatening their health and livelihoods? ... More


Kaleidoscope of City, Creativity, and Cosmopolitanism

Christine B. N. Chin

in Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890910
eISBN:
9780199345489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890910.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of non-trafficked migrant women sex workers in major cities of the world, and poses the central question, ‘In what ways and with what consequences do ... More


Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Reinsurance is financial market trading in the risk of unpredictable and devastating disasters—e.g. Hurricane Katrina or the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami—that are increasing in frequency, severity, ... More


The Girl Effect as Apparatus

Kathryn Moeller

in Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520286382
eISBN:
9780520961623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286382.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chapter 1 theorizes the Girl Effect as a global apparatus of power. Employing this conceptualization, the book moves beyond studying discrete institutions, their policies, and intended effects on ... More


Reinsurance: A Market for Acts of God

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 1 explains the structure of, and key players in, the reinsurance market; the insurers (cedents), reinsurers, and brokers. This book focuses on the reinsurers who, despite being competitors, ... More


United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Bearing Risk Collectively

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 2 shows how reinsurers, despite being competitors, bear risk collectively by taking shares of different deals at a consensus or common price, as a form of protection from unpredictable ... More


Addressing “Big Questions”: Advancing a Practice Theory of the Market

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 7 offers a novel theoretical framework for understanding market-making, based on relationality, nested relationality, and relational presence. Relationality occurs between actors, their ... More


Transforming Disasters into Tradable Deals

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 3 demonstrates how the risk of disasters is turned into financial deals that can be traded within the reinsurance market. We show how underwriters calculate the risk on deals using widespread ... More


Calculation at the Frontier: Evaluation in the Absence of Models

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

While financial markets are typically littered with statistical models, a large swathe of risk in reinsurance is considered un-modelable. Chapter 4 shows how these different types of risk can be ... More


One Firm’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Competing in a Consensus Market

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 5 examines how reinsurance firms compete given that they bear risk collectively at a consensus price. The chapter shows that reinsurers compete indirectly to shape the consensus price at ... More


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