Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Human Insecurity is concerned with our refusal to confront the millions of avoidable deaths of women and children each year. Those missing millions are rarely the subject of conventional security studies, yet such avoidable deaths are a vital part of the notion of 'security' more broadly understood. The book argues that such deaths are caused by the man-made structures of neoliberalism and 'andrarchy' and argues that the debate on human security can be reinvigorated by looking at the unarmed, civilian role in causing the deaths of millions of innocent people; from child deaths from preventable disease to honour killings.
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Identifies and discusses two socially constructed transglobal structures from which derive the institutions that communicate , through human agency , intentional and unintentional violence to millions of people unnecessarily .
They are , in this interpretation , collective belief vessels that communicate values determined by structures to create human agency and outcomes according to a given ideational agenda contained within the structure .
The transmission and conversion of beliefs into functional policies are enacted through human agency . For Dessler ( 1989 ) , accepting this was essential to understanding the reproduction of structure , whilst structure created agency ...
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Thinking about security and violence
Global human insecurity
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