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Risking the flood: cartographies of things to come

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Reflecting on fieldwork carried out in the UK insurance sector, the thesis explores the role played by various types of actuarial and hydrological expertise in the performance of flooding as a matter of sustained public concern. In doing so, the question is raised: what analytical status to give the concept of risk when accounting for the epistemic doings involved in bringing yet unrealised future floods to bear on the present? Contrary to most other European countries the provisi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Understanding Environmental Knowledge Controversies
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of

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Funding agency for:
Anders Kristian Munk
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:55c2df2e-3506-4a93-8cab-37f133866182
Local pid:
ora:11461

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