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Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance

Authors: Freeman, Paul K., Kunreuther, Howard

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Can insurance be used as a means to obtain compliance with environmental policy? Answering this question requires examination of a broad mosaic of academic issues, including current systems available for providing compensation and deterrence, use of contracts (including insurance) as substitutes for tort law, limitations of regulatory policy-making by government agencies, pre-conditions for creation of insurance products, and market mechanisms necessary for insurance to be purchased or sold. The purpose of Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance is to highlight the potential role that insurance and performance standards can play in managing environmental risk. Insurance can play a significant role in dealing with one of the most problematic issues facing society today - how to compensate for environmental exposures.
This book analyzes the ability of insurance to play a role in managing environmental risk. It begins by outlining the role insurance plays in society in contrast to other societal tools for addressing risk: government benefit programs and imposition of involuntary liability using the court system. By so doing, the book describes the comparative advantages of insurance. The book then analyzes the insurability of the risks. Finally, the book applies the insurability analysis to three concrete environmental examples.

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`...this is an extremely timely book whose message deserves serious attention by policy makers and politicians.'
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 41:5 (1998)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Part I: Overview of the Problem

    Freeman, Paul K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Managing Risk Through Government Benefit Programs

    Freeman, Paul K. (et al.)

    Pages 7-10

  • Managing Risk Through the Legal System

    Freeman, Paul K. (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Managing Risk through Insurance

    Freeman, Paul K. (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Introduction to Part II: Insuring Environmental Risks

    Freeman, Paul K. (et al.)

    Pages 33-35

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-6253-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5360-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5360-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9901-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6253-4
Series ISSN
0926-972X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 107
Topics