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 International Agreements

Andrew T Guzman

in How International Law Works: A Rational Choice Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195305562
eISBN:
9780199867004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305562.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the most important source of international law – the international agreement. It first explains why it is appropriate to think of states as being risk neutral rather than risk ... More


Uncertainty and health insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that there is a welfare gain from health insurance because people are risk averse with respect to the financial implications of the prospect of ill health. There are effectively ... More


Unkind, risk averse and untrusting: if this is today’s society, can we change it?

Baroness Julia Neuberger

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses how gains in child protection and the protection of older people have also, paradoxically, contributed to a stifling of the impulse of kindness. It also shows that society has ... More


Is Europe Risk Averse?

Zaki Laï di

in The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Is there a Future for the European Union?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199593842
eISBN:
9780191803536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199593842.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that Europe is a risk-averse actor. Four factors contribute to Europe's risk aversion: the EU's non-state construction, which does not allow the Union to independently fulfil the ... More


Insurance and Society

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The main issues in this chapter are whether insurance should be left entirely to the insurers, and insurance law to the lawyers. This chapter starts from the position that people should be free to ... More


Claim, blame, shame: how risk undermines authenticity in social work

Mark Hardy

in Shame and Social Work: Theory, Reflexivity and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447344063
eISBN:
9781447344230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344063.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Mark Hardy, author of this chapter, argues that the highly charged context in which practice occurs means that because of unrealistic expectations of infallibility social work decision-making has ... More


Bankers

James Stent

in China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190497033
eISBN:
9780190497064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190497033.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Corporate governance is emphasized in Chinese banks, and standards are high. Boards of supervisors and boards of directors combine German and Anglo-American models. Directors are competent ... More


Who Used and Benefited from the El Niño Forecasts?

David Changnon

in El Niño, 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135510
eISBN:
9780197561614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135510.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The long-range seasonal climate forecasts based on El Niño 97-98 conditions and issued from June through August 1997 for the fall, winter, and early spring conditions across the United States were ... More


Learning at School: Measuring and “Leveling” the Self

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

in Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479884575
eISBN:
9781479863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884575.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In chapter 6, we take a close look at something that surprised us. The classroom in VFS in 2011–2012, as in many other UK schools, was heavily framed by the measurement system implemented in support ... More


What Made El Niño 1997-1998 Famous?: The Key Events Associated with a Unique Climatic Event

Stanley A. Changnon

in El Niño, 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135510
eISBN:
9780197561614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135510.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

El Niño 97-98 provided one of the most interesting and widely known climatic events of this century. It garnered enormous attention not only in the scientific community but also in the media and ... More


The Scientific Issues Associated with El Niño 1997-1998

Stanley A. Changnon

in El Niño, 1997-1998: The Climate Event of the Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135510
eISBN:
9780197561614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135510.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The development of a record large El Niño event and its ensuing major effects on the nation’s weather over an eight-month period created a scientific event of major proportions. Key ... More


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