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Insuring Security: Biopolitics, security and risk [Paperback]

Luis Lobo-Guerrero

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Aug. 15 2012 0415522854 978-0415522854

Insurance is the world’s largest economic industry, providing a form of security that more than triples global defence expenditure. However, little is known about the form of security insurance provides. This book offers a genealogical interrogation of the relationship between security and risk through its materialisation in insurance.

This work seeks to argue that insurance practices ascribe value to life and in so doing produce a form of security central to the understanding of contemporary liberal governance and security. Lobo-Guerrero theorizes insurance as a biopolitical effect that results from the continuous interaction of an ‘entrepreneurial form of power’, and traditional forms of sovereign security. Through rich empirical cases and a unique theorization, the book breaks apart the traditional division between security studies, political economy and political theory. The author explores this theory in relation to specific issues such as the use of life insurance in the molecular age, the use of insurance to securitize against environmental catastrophic risk, specialist products such as kidnap and ransom insurance, as well as the use of insurance to counter maritime piracy in the twenty-first century.

Providing an important and original contribution to the study of the biopolitics of security, this work will be of great interest to all scholars of security studies, international relations and international political economy.


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"Contributing to a fertile and stimulating literature on insurance as a pivotal technology of modern governance, Lobo-Guerrero's book is both theoretically challenging and empirically fascinating. No scholar concerned with understanding the shaping of risk and security in the twenty-firt century should leave this important book unread."

Pat O'Malley, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Luis Lobo-Guerrero is Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University, UK. He has published widely on the biopolitics of security, insurance as a liberal security technology, and the relationship between security, risk and liberal governance.


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