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International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 6
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The German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP) is an annual event that takes place since 1995 in different German cities and targets all areas of crime prevention. Since its foundation the GCOCP has been open to an international audience with a growing number of non-German speaking participants joining. To give the international guests their own discus-sion forum, the Annual InternationalForum (AIF) within the GCOCP was established in 2007. For international guests this event offers lectures in English language as well as other activi-ties within the GCOCP that are translated simultaneously. This book reflects the outcomes of the 7th AIF (22. and 23. April 2013 in Bielefeld). The articles show worldwide views on crime prevention and criminal policy as well as the current status, discussion, research and projects in crime prevention from different countries.

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Is global warming insurable?  A comparative ana...
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Sociology - Miscellaneous, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: The institution of insurance as it is known today has been largely neglected by sociologists, even though it is the central institution, alongside government, responsible for risk management (Ericson et al 2003: 44). A central focus of risk management is the protection of society from damage caused by natural hazards. This thesis aims to frame insurance and other institutions involved with risk management into a particular viewpoint of social problems. Natural hazards constitute the largest shore of the market for insurance while at the same time pose the largest challenge for the institution. One may question why this is so. Well into the 21st century anthropogenic climate change or global warming is no longer merely a theory, it has become reality. International reinsurers, scientists and politicians agree that anthropogenic CO2 and other gases are increasing the temperature on earth. Consequentially natural hazards are increasing in frequency and impact (Munich Re 2009). This poses problems for societies dealing with impacts from natural hazards. Much research has been done on individual behavior in deciding whether or not to insure against natural hazards (Kunreuther 2004; Kerjan 2008a; Grace 2006). This line of research views individual as myopic in assessing risk, thereby underestimating risk and the relevance of insurance. The emphasis of this research is mostly on the irrationality of individuals as regards the benefits of insurance. This perspective fails to take into account the influence of societal institutions on individual decisions; for example, whether or not to insure against disasters. Theoretical exercises in this direction are common, whereas attempts to consider the environment of a specific risk management system are rare. Michael Huber's observation (2004a) represents an exception as it describes the institutional arrangement for the management of floods in England while emphasizing the influence it has on insurability. The assumption that institutions exercise an effect on the insurability of natural hazards remains central. Generally when regarding natural hazards one can differentiate between those affected and those unaffected by anthropogenic climate change. Natural hazards which are not amplified by global warming are earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis (Munich Re 2009). [...]

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Migration, Development, and Transnationalization
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The relationship between migration and development is becoming an important field of study, yet the fundamentals - analytical tools, conceptual framework, political stance - are not being called into question or dialogue. This volume provides a valuable alternative perspective to the current literature as the contributors explore the contradictory discourses about migration and the role these discourses play in perpetuating inequality and a global regime of militarized surveillance. The assumptions surrounding the assymetrical transfers of resources that accompany migration are deeply skewed and continue to reflect the interests of the most powerful states and the institutions that serve their interests. Those who seek to address the morass of development failure, vitriolic attacks on immigrants, or sanguine views about migrant agency are challenged by this volume to put aside their methodological nationalism and pursue alternative pathways out of the quagmire of poverty, violence, and fear that is enveloping the globe. Nina Glick Schiller is Director of the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures and Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and the founding editor of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. Thomas Faist is Professor of Transnational and Development Studies in the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University. He serves on the editorial board of The Sociological Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Migration Letters, and South Asian Diaspora.

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Is global warming insurable?  A comparative ana...
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Sociology - Miscellaneous, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: The institution of insurance as it is known today has been largely neglected by sociologists, even though it is the central institution, alongside government, responsible for risk management (Ericson et al 2003: 44). A central focus of risk management is the protection of society from damage caused by natural hazards. This thesis aims to frame insurance and other institutions involved with risk management into a particular viewpoint of social problems. Natural hazards constitute the largest shore of the market for insurance while at the same time pose the largest challenge for the institution. One may question why this is so. Well into the 21st century anthropogenic climate change or global warming is no longer merely a theory, it has become reality. International reinsurers, scientists and politicians agree that anthropogenic CO2 and other gases are increasing the temperature on earth. Consequentially natural hazards are increasing in frequency and impact (Munich Re 2009). This poses problems for societies dealing with impacts from natural hazards. Much research has been done on individual behavior in deciding whether or not to insure against natural hazards (Kunreuther 2004; Kerjan 2008a; Grace 2006). This line of research views individual as myopic in assessing risk, thereby underestimating risk and the relevance of insurance. The emphasis of this research is mostly on the irrationality of individuals as regards the benefits of insurance. This perspective fails to take into account the influence of societal institutions on individual decisions; for example, whether or not to insure against disasters. Theoretical exercises in this direction are common, whereas attempts to consider the environment of a specific risk management system are rare. Michael Huber's observation (2004a) represents an exception as it describes the institutional arrangement for the management of floods in England while emphasizing the influence it has on insurability. The assumption that institutions exercise an effect on the insurability of natural hazards remains central. Generally when regarding natural hazards one can differentiate between those affected and those unaffected by anthropogenic climate change. Natural hazards which are not amplified by global warming are earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis (Munich Re 2009). [...]

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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International Perspectives of Crime Prevention 6
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The German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP) is an annual event that takes place since 1995 in different German cities and targets all areas of crime prevention. Since its foundation the GCOCP has been open to an international audience with a growing number of non-German speaking participants joining. To give the international guests their own discus-sion forum, the Annual InternationalForum (AIF) within the GCOCP was established in 2007. For international guests this event offers lectures in English language as well as other activi-ties within the GCOCP that are translated simultaneously. This book reflects the outcomes of the 7th AIF (22. and 23. April 2013 in Bielefeld). The articles show worldwide views on crime prevention and criminal policy as well as the current status, discussion, research and projects in crime prevention from different countries.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 09.12.2019
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