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Risk, Uncertainty and Government (Hardcover) Loot Price: R4,272
Discovery Miles 42 720
Risk, Uncertainty and Government (Hardcover): Pat O'Malley

Risk, Uncertainty and Government (Hardcover)

Pat O'Malley

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Both risk and uncertainty are neo-liberal concepts, which can be viewed as complementary techniques for governing diverse aspects of life, rather than natural states of things. This new book examines the way these constructs govern the production of wealth through 'uncertain' speculation and 'calculable' investment formulae. The way in which risk and uncertainty govern the minimisation of harms through insurance and through the uncertain practices of 'reasonable foresight' is discussed, and O Malley looks at the way these same techniques were historically forged out of moral and social beliefs about how to govern properly. In addition, the book analyzes is how, during this process, ideas such as 'contract' and distinctions between insurance and gambling were invented to order to 'properly' govern the risky and uncertain future.


Imprint: Crc Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2016
First published: 2005
Authors: Pat O'Malley
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-13554-3
Categories: Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Law & society
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Social law > General
LSN: 1-138-13554-2
Barcode: 9781138135543

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