Insurance as maladaptation: Resilience and the ‘business as usual’ paradox

  title={Insurance as maladaptation: Resilience and the ‘business as usual’ paradox},
  author={Paul O’Hare and Iain White and Angela Connelly},
  journal={Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy},
  pages={1175 - 1193}
Insurance and compensation are cited as critical elements of resilience to natural and non-natural hazards alike. As a strategy of risk management, it emphasises peace of mind, financial recompense and the swift restoration of a ‘business as usual’ status for civil, social and commercial life. Yet despite the contribution of insurance to risk management, the synergies with progressive or adaptive articulations of resilience are not sufficiently explicated. This paper explores the fundamental… Expand

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