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Selected Publications

Johnson, L., T. S. Mohamed, I. Scoones, M. Taye. 2023 (forthcoming). “Uncertainty in the drylands: Reimagining in/formal insurance from pastoral East Africa”, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space doi: 10.1177/0308518X231168396

Johnson, L. 2022 "Rents, Experiments, and the Perpetual Presence of Concessionary Weather InsuranceAnnals of the Association of American Geographers  112(5): 1224-1242

Banerjee, R., L. Johnson, A. Mude. 2022 “Eliciting pastoralist experience for a livestock asset protection program in arid and semi-arid lands” ILRI Research Brief 113. Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute.

Johnson, L. 2021 "Paying ex gratia: Parametric insurance after calculative devices failGeoforum 125: 120-131

Johnson, L. 2021 "Rescaling index insurance for climate and developmentEconomy and Society 50(2): 248-274

Johnson, L. 2020. “Sharing Risks or Proliferating Uncertainties? Insurance, Disaster and Development”, in Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling (eds), The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation. London: Earthscan/Routledge. 

Erikson, S. and L. Johnson. 2020 "Will financial innovation transform pandemic response?" The Lancet Infectious Diseases, (20)5 529-530 

Christophers, B., P. Bigger, and L. Johnson. 2020  “Stretching scales? Risk and sociality in climate financeEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 52(1): 88-110

Johnson, L., B. Wandera, N. Jensen, and R. Banerjee. 2019 "Competing expectations in an index-based livestock insurance project", Journal of Development Studies 55(6): 1221-1239

Ouma, S., L. Johnson, P. Bigger. 2018 “Rethinking the financialization of nature”, Environment and Planning A. (50) 500-511

Müller, B., L. Johnson, and D. Kreuer. 2017 "Maladaptive outcomes of climate insurance in agriculture", Global Environmental Change 46: 23-33

Johnson, L. and C. Rampini. 2017. “Are climate models global public goods?”, in D. Tyfield, R. Lave, S. Randalls, and C. Thorpe (eds), Routledge Handbook of the Political Economy of Science. London: Routledge.

Johnson, L. 2015 “Catastrophic fixes? Cyclical devaluation and accumulation through climate change impacts”, Environment and Planning A (47) 2503-2521

Mburu, S., L. Johnson, A. Mude. 2015 “Integrating index-based livestock insurance with community savings and loan groups in northern Kenya” ILRI Research Brief 60. Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute

Johnson, L. 2015 “Near futures and perfect hedges in the Gulf of Mexico”, in M. Watts, A. Mason and H. Appel (eds), Subterranean Estates: Life Worlds of Oil and Gas. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Johnson, L. 2014 “Geographies of securitized catastrophe risk and the implications of climate change”, Economic Geography (90) 155-185

Lave, R., M. Wilson, E. Barron, C. Biermann, M. Carey, M. Doyle, C. Duvall, L. Johnson, M. Lane, J. Lorimer, N. McClintock, D. Munroe, R. Pain, J. Proctor, B. Rhoads, M. Robertson, J. Rossi, N. Sayre, G. Simon, M. Tadaki, and C. Van Dyke. 2014 "Intervention: Critical Physical Geography", The Canadian Geographer (58) 1-10

Johnson, L. 2013 “Index insurance and the articulation of risk-bearing subjects”, Environment and Planning A (45) 2663-2681

Johnson, L. 2013 “Catastrophe bonds and financial risk: Securing capital and rule through contingency”, Geoforum (45) 30-40

Johnson, L. 2010 “The fearful symmetry of Arctic climate change: Accumulation by degradation”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28 (5) 828-847

Johnson, L. 2010 “Climate change and the risk industry: The multiplication of fear and value” In R. Peet, P. Robbins & M. Watts (eds), Global Political Ecology. London: Routledge.