Travis Young Penn State University   As Australian cities increase in population and area, the contrast between urban and rural is diminishing. This growth has led to changes in the demographic and socioeconomic structure of the suburbs and small towns...
  • June 5, 2019
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Dr Shaun French1 1University Of Nottingham   Meteorological and aquatic metaphors are frequent narrative devices in accounts of global finance and crisis.  Little critical attention has, however, been paid to the ways in which images of weather and water saturate...
  • May 8, 2019
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Dr Kate Booth1 1University Of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia   Informed by assumptions of individuality and rationality, insurance is often conceived as a benign risk management tool. The knowledge that underpins insurance is also frequently assumed to be purely archival-statistical –...
  • May 8, 2019
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Dr Nick Osbaldiston1 1James Cook University, Cairns, Australia   Understanding how people interpret their vulnerability to risks is imperative to unpacking how they negotiate insurance. In Far North Queensland, residents have experienced dramatic rises in insurance costs in recent time...
  • May 8, 2019
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Bruce Tranter   Analyses of nationally representative Australian survey data collected in 2017 show that the perceived risks of natural disasters from bushfires, cyclones or floods is quite low among the Australian public.  Disaster risk is experienced more acutely in...
  • May 8, 2019
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