The Appeal of Insurance

Author: Geoffrey Wilson Clark

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442640650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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'The Appeal of Insurance is an excellent collection that reflects a growing interest in insurance research within the social sciences. Clearly written and accessible to a variety of audiences, this is a volume of world-class scholarship.'-Luis Lobo-Guerrero, School of Politics, International Relations, and Philosophy, Keele University In the marketing of its products, the insurance industry has always depended on a considerable dose of moral exhortation and enlightened appeal. The Appeal of Insurance traces the ways in which insurance over the past three centuries, perhaps more than any other business, has grown in concert with a clientele largely of its own making. Faced with a public that has preferred to avoid confronting the certainty of fatality or the probabilities of catastrophe, insurance promoters have had to create a demand for their products, first, by persuading the public to see the world as ruled less by divine judgments and more by statistical patterns, and second, by proclaiming a moral imperative of hedging against death and disaster by the prudential recourse to insurance. The essays presented here examine the history of insurance as a process of negotiation between the embedded social, legal, and cultural norms out of which the practice of insurance grew, and the new arrangements and sensibilities that insurance itself helped bring into being. Today, insurance is a global economic colossus and a fixture in the developed countries of the world. But neither the financial clout of the insurance industry nor its ubiquity conveys the full measure of its social and political influence. The insurance industry has in fact become a primary agent of discipline and control over public and private behaviours by imposing upon them the criterion of insurability. By tracing the boundaries of acceptable (and compensated) from unacceptable (and uncompensated) risk, insurers directly or indirectly govern people, products, and markets, and by this process become one of the most powerful and pervasive agents of social and economic control. Geoffrey Clark is a professor in the Department of History at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Gregory Anderson is the former Associate Head of the Business School at the University of Salford. Christian Thomann is a senior fellow at the Centre for Risk and Insurance at Leibniz University, Hanover. J.-Matthias Graf Von Der Schulenburg is the Director of the Centre for Risk and Insurance at Leibniz University, Hanover.

Changing Working Life and the Appeal of the Extreme Right

Author: Dr Jörg Flecker

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409462919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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This book investigates the interplay of the recent transformation of working life and the growing appeal of political right-wing populism and extremism in Europe. It explores the individual and collective reactions and the strategies people develop in order to come to terms with socio-economic change. It raises the question of whether, and to what extent, changes in the employment system and in working life contribute to making people receptive to xenophobia, nationalism and racism. Based on an eight country study using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, this volume makes a significant contribution to the deeper understanding of the subjective reactions to socio-economic change and its political reverberations.

The Appeal

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407058851

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Money can buy you anything. Even a verdict... In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking guilty verdict against a chemical company. Accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history, the company knows it's in trouble. Their only avenue is to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will either approve the verdict or reverse it. But the company's owner, Carl Trudeau, isn't willing to let justice be done. Instead, he decides to try to purchase a seat on the Court. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mould him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice. And unless their scheme is exposed, the polluters will make a clean escape... _______________________ The Appeal is a powerful, timely, and shocking story of political and legal intrigue, a story that will change the way readers think about the electoral process and judicial system forever.

The Appeal to Experience in the Christologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Rahner

Author: Allen G. Jorgenson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820497228

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Despite its controversy, experience remains a perdurable category for contemporary theology. This book explores the appeal to experience in the Christologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Rahner, two theologians often accused of reducing theology to anthropology by allowing apologetic concerns to dictate their method in their appeal to experience. This work demonstrates that both theologians develop their hermeneutics under the tutelage of theology even while using -experience- as a category by which to provide leverage in apprehending Jesus. Both the perils and possibilities of their Christologies are explored in preparation for an account of experience construed sacramentally."

The Appeal of John Whalley Master,

B.A. of Brazen-Nose College, to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Visitor and Interpreter of the Statutes of All-Souls College, Oxford, Against the Warden and Fellows Thereof, Relative to His Right of Admission to a Fellowship in All-Souls College, as Founder's Kin. Heard in Doctors Commons, July 1792, Before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chief Baron Eyre, and Sir W.Wynne, Sitting as His Assessors..

Author: John Whalley Master

Publisher: N.A



Page: 235

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The Appeal of Stalking

Author: Stan Talbott

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 145750636X

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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In 21st Century Society, "Stalking" connotes a myriad of imagery and numerous definitions. Ask any female adult and she has either directly been a "victim" of "stalking," or she has a friend who has been a victim. Stalkers are no longer simply the lurkers in the shadows from the "Stalking" films of the 20th Century. Stalkers come in all shapes and sizes and socio-economic backgrounds. In addition to preying on their victims, stalkers can be apprehended for "following" in other ways including e-mail communication, texting, and even inappropriate posts on Facebook. In The Appeal of Stalking, Billy Freeman is accused of stalking his exwife, Diane Downer, after Downer attempts to take custody of their six year-old grandson, Trystan. Trystan's mother, Faith Freeman, enters a "family-friendly" alcohol rehab facility, but with the help of Trystan's illegal alien father, Erasmo, Downer seizes Trystan and places him into the first grade, rather than kindergarten where he was destined to be placed under his mother's care. Downer's animosity toward her daughter stems from an earlier incident when Faith was stalked by her mother's dream man: television star, Matthew Fox. Stan Talbott recently retired from his job as a Portland, Oregon-based financial advisor to embark on his full-time writing career. Talbott, a passionate advocate for the Constitution, First Amendment, and Freedom of Expression, is currently working, triathlon training, researching, and composing his next stories in his Central Oregon homeland.

The Appeal of Internal Review

Law, Administrative Justice and the (non-) Emergence of Disputes

Author: David S. Cowan,Simon Halliday,Caroline Hunter,Paul Maginn,Lisa Naylor

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841133833

Category: Law

Page: 220

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Why do most welfare applicants fail to challenge adverse decisions despite a continuing sense of need? The book addresses this severely under-researched and under-theorized question. Using English homelessness law as their case study, the authors explore why homeless applicants did - but more often did not - challenge adverse decisions by seeking internal administrative review. They draw out from their data a list of the barriers to the take up of grievance rights. Further, by combining extensive interview data from aggrieved homeless applicants with ethnographic data about bureaucratic decision-making, they are able to situate these barriers within the dynamics of the citizen-bureaucracy relationship. Additionally, they point to other contexts which inform applicants' decisions about whether to request an internal review. Drawing on a diverse literature - risk, trust, audit, legal consciousness, and complaints - the authors lay the foundations for our understanding of the (non-)emergence of administrative disputes.

The Appeal of a Free Spaniard to the Public Opinion of Europe

Exhibiting Traits of Unexampled and Unchristian Perfidy on the Part of the French Government Towards Spain, in Seeking to Excite Insurrection, Civil War, and Counter-revolution, by Aggravating the Calamities of Pestilence

Author: Charles Maclean

Publisher: N.A


Category: Yellow fever

Page: 40

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The Appeal of Iniured Innocence

Unto the Religious Learned and Ingenuous Reader : in a Controversie Betwixt the Animadvertor Dr. Peter Heylyn and

Author: Thomas Fuller

Publisher: N.A



Page: 260

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